Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Richard O. Quill dies from 'non-hostile' causes

RICHARD O. QUILL, III Richard O. (Richey) Quill III, 22, died in Al Asad, Iraq on February 1, 2007. He was a member of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine division based in Camp Pendleton, CA. He was completing his second tour in Iraq with the 15 MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) on behalf of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to this tour he had been deployed to Okinawa, Japan. Born in Atlanta on November 27, 1984, Richey lived in Dunwoody and Roswell, attending Austin Elementary, Peachtree Middle, Dunwoody High School, and graduating from Roswell High School. He was active in the youth group at Calvary Assembly of God in Dunwoody. A kind-hearted and loyal friend, Richey was quick to smile and slow to anger. He was active and well known in community league sports teams, including Murphey Candler Baseball, Dunwoody Baptist and All Saints Church Basketball, and Atlanta Colts Football. He also played on football, basketball and baseball teams at Peachtree Middle, Dunwoody High School and Roswell High School. He was loved and will be missed by many, many people whose lives he touched. Richey was preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Buchi Quill, and his grandparents Ruthelia & Ernest Buchi and Doris & Richard Quill. He is survived by his father, Richard O. Quill Jr., of Atlanta and now residing in Mobile, AL, his brother Caleb Quill (Atlanta), and sister, Krissa Quill (Nashville) and step-mother Mary Martin Quill (Mobile) and step-sisters Merrill and Courtney Breland (Atlanta. Although his life ended many miles away, his heart will always be at home with his family. It is their unconditional love for each other that sustained him during his life and will comfort his family in their loss.

Obituary from the Journal Constitution