Frank M. Richardson is in his second tour of duty with the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va. He was in the Gulf two years ago on his first ship, the USS Harry S. Truman. He is a Payson native, the son of Minette and Michael Richardson and Diane McHenry.
He and his wife, Leslie, have two daughters, Kaitelynn, 2, and Madison, 1. They make their home in Norfolk.
Richardson also has two brothers, Christopher and Michael, and three sisters, Taryn, Ashley and Jessie.
His mother writes, "Frank knows we all love him and pray the war is over before his ship is commissioned, so he never has to leave our shores."