12 September 1971 – 17 March 2011
—In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me—
The 631st MSG and USS Tiberius regretfully announce the passing of one of our own Colonel Brian James Jewitt. He was very active with Starfleet Marines International (SMI) & Maquis International (MFI) as well as Starfleet International (SFI). He join USS Tiberius in 1999.
The 631st MSG and USS Tiberius regretfully announce the passing of one of our own. Major Rick Keihl has joined his brethren in the Undiscovered Country. Rick was a USMC veteran and a long time member of the USS Tiberius. Before that, Rick was a long time member of the independent club USS Victorious in Clearwater, FL.
Rick passed away on 6 January 2009. According to his longtime friend and Commanding Officer Oliver Savander, Rick had previously been on dialysis.
As a member of Starfleet Marines International (SMI) Rick Kiehl held the rank of Major General in the 7th Division, 64th Regiment. During that time, he was a member of two chapters: USS Victorious and USS Tiberius (since 1998). He served as the 7th Divisional Chief of Operations under then-Division Commander Lt. General Dixie Savander. Rick was also a 7th Division Marine of the Year recipient for the years 2001 and 2003.
On the Tiberius, Rick was a member of the 457th MSG and OIC of the 87th MSG (SMI). He was also involved in other Star Trek and sci-fi fan groups, including a stint as a member of the “Haven’s Guard” aboard the independent club USS Haven (Orlando, FL).
In 2006, Rick joined STARFLEET and its St. Petersburg-based chapter USS Tiberius. He held the rank of Major in the STARFLEET Marine Corps as a member of the 631st MSG “Fighting Ospreys,” attached to the Tiberius, and attended meetings and functions until he became too sick to travel.
Rick Kiehl was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Marine Corps with the 1st Marine Division. Semper fi and Godspeed, Ricky….
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 6:24 pm