I received a call this morning that my friend and former Force Recon Marine, Ron Gana, was tragically killed in an automobile accident.
Also killed in the accident was his wife Virginia. He served with the 2nd Force Recon.
Ron was a hell of a guy. We met when he was a Lt. with the Dept of Corrections. He served part time on our Police Department where we quickly became friends.
He and I took over training and started the first Tac team together. He was our departments and teams less lethal instructor and his did love his OC classes.
He was an avid shooter, and loved to ride his Japanese look alike Harley and overall was not bad for a yankee transplant.
Ron rose to the position of Asst. Warden of one of the states largest correctional facilities and was on the verge of retirement when the accident occurred.
We went through a lot together. Kicked some doors, froze our ass off in the snow sitting in a back yard waiting for the dope to arrive but he never bitched he just laughed at me saying "Shoot I grew up in this, you a little cold there redneck".
They will both be missed. Semper Fi Brother.