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In Memoriam – Ron Bellan

Yesterday, I found out Ron Bellan passed away peacefully, due to natural causes. It comes as quite a shock. I had just seen him in a video on Facebook. Like so many other friends here in the Tidewater, I saw him more on the road than in town or at the occasional local industry gathering. Considering how close he lived, it’s a tragedy we didn’t see each other more often.

Many knew Ron through his adventures at Reaper Outdoors, but I first met Ron when he was still on active duty as a SEAL in the Navy. Ron was such a great friend and mentor to all and lived a life full of adventure, even after retirement. He will be missed by friends and family alike.

I’ll never forget his smile. May he Rest In Peace.

7 Responses to “In Memoriam – Ron Bellan”

  1. Alpha2 says:

    Rest in Peace. Condolences to all his family and friends.

  2. Stuart Bapties says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas Ron!!

  3. matty says:

    Fuck. Rest in peace Master Chief. You were the best khaki I ever knew. Thank you.

  4. A Senior NCO that never stopped serving his fellow Warriors. A template of selfless service. Ron lived to help SOWW and many other Veteran causes. I was blessed to know him. Matthew 5:9

    • Big Mac says:

      One of the truest Americans I’ve ever known.
      Until Valhalla, we’ll fight again my Brother.
      – Big Mac

  5. John Rodenberg says:

    So much to say, such a true warrior and compassionate friend. You will be sorely missed. (SWCC WO4 “RODY”)

  6. Steve Younger says:

    I met Ron at the NRA convention in Atlanta. He took the time to have a conversation with someone he had never met, but acted like we had known each other for years .He made a great impression on me, Semper Fi Ron and God bless SteveYounger