Ricky L. Crockett
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 31, 1966
  • Date of passing: Jan 12, 2004
Let the memory of Ricky be with us forever
Broxton, Ga. After 20 years in the Army, Staff Sgt. Ricky L. Crockett was looking forward to serving out his remaining time in Iraq so he could retire from the military the summer of 2004. One activity was definitely on his plate."He liked to cook for us - he liked to cook greens and mostly everything, he loved to cook hog chitlins," said his sister, Catherine Brockington. "He liked to make pecan pies."Crockett, 38, of Broxton, Ga., was killed Jan. 12, 2004, in Baghdad by an improvised explosive device. He was was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.Samantha Crockett, another sister, said he had many friends."He was all smiles," she said. "Everybody got along with him. I don't think he had an enemy."His survivors include his wife, Megan Crockett of Fayetteville, N.C., and his 14-year-old daughter, Marvise."I'm going to remember him with his big smile ... he always had an uplifting spirit," Brockington said

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