The month of November will be in honor of our fallen friend and USMC brother, Rocky Littlewind. We served along side Rocky in VMA 214 from 2010-2013. November 10th is also the Marine Corps birthday.
Like so many veterans suffering from PTSD, Rocky Littlewind took his own life two weeks ago. November will be a non-profit month for us, and a portion of all sales will go the family of Rocky. Please come in and write your condolences to Rocky's Lakota family. You do not need to be a customer to express your sorrow or appreciation of his service to our country. Even a simple signature will show our community's support for our fallen brother. Veteran suicide is REAL. We have awareness, but what is the next step?
Via Gilbertson Funeral Home Obituary:
Rocky enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was proud and honored to serve his country. He served stateside at Yuma, AZ then was in Afghanistan for two tours of duty and Iraq for one tour and also served for a time in Japan. His primary specialty was as a fixed wing aircraft mechanic. Rocky was honorably discharged on June 10, 2012 and was promoted to Sergeant on January 1, 2013. He was the recipient of several medals, campaign ribbons and certificates of commendation.
After his discharge, he obtained his CDL and returned to North Dakota and worked for a time at Summer’s Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts and the Spirit Lake Casino. With his CDL, Rocky began driving truck for Schwann Oil Company, over-the-road with Elvick Trucking and at the time of his death he was employed with Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Devils Lake.
Rocky was a member of the Spirit Lake VFW and the Devils Lake VFW.
Rocky loved his family and treasured spending time with them. When he had some spare time, he loved BMX biking and was an avid target shooter. He also was a weapons collector.
Rocky and Kylee loved their lives together. Rocky never missed a baseball game, dance recital, parent-teachers conference for Austen and Hannah. He was a genuine, kind, and was always there for all his family. No matter how little or big he was there to lend a helping hand where ever he could. He was always smiling and happy and his friends and family enjoyed being around him. He loved everyone and everyone loved him.