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Pte Kennedy Kevin Vincent
Rank: Private Pte
Regimental Number: D59 941 774
Born: Oct 20, 1986 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Afghanistan
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)
Regiment: The Royal Canadian Regiment
Service Details :
2nd Battalion, Operation Achilles

Sacrifice Medal (SM) General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)
Service Notes: 10 soldiers were riding in the vehicle when it struck an explosive. Four Canadian soldiers were flown to the hospital at Kandahar airbase. Pte Kennedy and the other soldiers had been out in the desert for a month living off their vehicles, eating field rations and sleeping under the stars, military officials said. And more recently they were busy shepherding coalition convoys to the Sangin district, the scene of fierce fighting between the coalition and the Taliban.
Enlisted: CFB Gagetown
Pre/Post War: Pte. Kennedy was an elite athlete and navy cadet in high school and intent on a career in the military. Kevin was certainly very jovial, very witty, and a character of sorts, and a leader. He was always military-minded, wanted a career in the military to serve his country, and certainly he did admirably."

Deceased: April 08, 2007 at Kandahar City, Afghanistan
Cemetery Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery Newfoundland, Canada
Obituary: KENNEDY, Private Kevin Vincent Died tragically Sunday, April 8,2007, in Afghanistan while serving with the 2nd BN Royal Canadian Regiment, Hotel Company Battle Group, Private Kevin Vincent Kennedy formerly of St. Lawrence. Predeceased by grandparents, John and Rita Kennedy, grandmother Mary Gibbons and aunt Augusta Gibbons. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories parents Myles Kennedy and Catherine Kennedy, brother Michael Kennedy of Halifax, Nova Scotia, grandfather Lawrence Gibbons, aunts, uncles and cousins plus a large circle of relatives and friends.
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Pte Kevin Vincent Kennedy
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Medals and Commendations
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Sacrifice Medal (SM)
General Campaign Star – SOUTH-WEST ASIA (GCS-SWA)

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