Rich Jeffries, a resident of Tybee Island, GA, died on March 24, 2015, after a series of strokes, at the Oceanside Nursing Home on Tybee Island, surrounded by his family. Born August 29, 1948, he was 66 years.
Born 1948 in Torrance, CA, Rich grew up in Manhattan Beach, CA, where he learn to surf and was a member of swim and water polo teams at Aviation High. Rich was drafted in the Vietnam War in 1968 where he received numerous decorations including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and The Army Commendation Medal, to name a few.
After the service he attended San Diego State University, which was the perfect place for his favorite sports, surfing, sailing his Hobie Cat and fly…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Eight Bells: Rich Jeffries, Editor
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