So... August 29, 2011
Ricky stuck his service pistol - a .40 caliber - into his mouth and pulled the trigger.
Family. Girlfriend. Regular friends. Co-workers. All lost out when Ricky pulled the trigger.
We'll never know what caused that action - no note. But it had to be something pretty bad that he'd rather cause the pain to his family and friends instead of facing the problem head on.
His Hispanic machismo culture - the Marines - his job - all ultimately contributed to his action. These exterior pressures made him believe - enough to pull the trigger - that there were zero alternatives.
But for me it means that there's no more photo-buddy trips. No more yelling at the TV when a sports team is on. No more beers together. No more honest, good and deep friendship.
Selfish. Fucking. Bastard.