Richard attended De LaSalle Academy in Newport, RI where he was a member of the school's varsity rifle team so it was natural for Richard to join the PC ROTC rifle and varsity team. He served as co-captain of the ROTC team and captain of the varsity rifle team matched up against rifle teams from MIT, Northeastern University, URI, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Boston State College.
After leaving Providence College, Richard completed 38 years with the Fall River Public School System, Fall River, MA. He was vice-principal of the Henry Lord Middle School for his last 15 years of service before retiring in 2007.
On display here is Richard's beanie cap and his rifle team varsity letter seater.