Wednesday, September 30, 2009

His Star Has Turned From Blue to Gold

Spc. Kevin J. Graham

Monday, Gov. Steve Beshear recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky native solider who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Kevin J. Graham, 27, of Benton, Ky. died September 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Spc. Graham became the 16th casualty of his team since it was deployed to Afghanistan in July. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. He entered active duty July 26, 2007. This was his first deployment.

Gov. Beshear will order that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of Spc. Graham’s interment for which arrangements are still pending.
May Almighty God Bless this hero and comfort the family who loves him so.

9 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Sixteen since July. Those boys are taking a pounding. Prayers go to Spec Graham and his family, but more prayers go going to his unit who need it more. Those guys are suffering…

Debbie said...

Actually it is more like 16 men in 10 weeks. The 1 - 17, of which Kevin was a member, has lost 10 of the 16. Thank you from the mom of a medic in the 1-17 for your prayers, they mean a lot.

Call Me Grandma said...

My prayers are with his family.
May they find comfort in our Lord's promise of eternal life.

USA_Admiral said...

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Prayers for the family and friends of this great warrior.

AirmanMom said...

cofeypot...we need to keep our soldiers in our constant prayers!

AirmanMom said...

debbie...my prayers are lifted for the families of our brave soldiers, as well.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...thank you so much for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

usa admiral..a lovely passage, thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Thoughts and prayers with his family. I'm here getting caught up on a week's worth of blog reading, now that I can actually sit up on the couch without my head exploding.