The McGill Family resides in the small close knit town of Ramsey, New Jersey. Raymond and Carol McGill raised their family there. Their son, Timothy McGill volunteered as a firefighter in their town of Ramsey, however he always had aspirations to join the United States Military, much to the respect of his father Raymond who was Captain of the police department the next town over. Tim joined the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school in 2001; attending boot camp during the 9/11 attacks on our country. In 2005 Tim deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He returned home safely from his tour and decided to join the Army where he endured the grueling test to join US Special Forces, passing the course to become a Green Beret in 2011.
In 2013 Tim McGill volunteered for deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom as a Weapons Specialist, training the Afghan National Guard in the event of insurgent attacks.
Tim was killed in action on September 21st 2013 on the range in a green on blue attack (a terrorist disguised as an Afghan National Guard soldier killed him).
Timothy Raymond McGill died at age 30 as a hero fighting for his country.
As the McGill Family tried to cope with the loss of Tim over the nine months that followed his ultimate sacrifice, the unimaginable happened. The patriarch of their family, Raymond McGill, was suddenly diagnosed with one of the rarest brain diseases discovered, Creutzfeldt-Jacob’s Disease. There are only 300 cases of “CJD” reported in the US a year and the survival rate is 0%. Raymond McGill was one of them. The cruel and debilitating disease took his life in just 4 weeks; Ray passed away on August 4, 2014.
The Rt Foundation was formed in their honor.