|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1986, Canada|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2007, Afghanistan|
Private, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, based in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Age 20, he was from St. Lawrence, NL. Survived by parents Myles and Kay Kennedy, brother Michael and other family members.
He was one of six Canadian soldiers killed after a roadside bomb exploded near their light-armoured vehicle 75 km west of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Four soldiers survived the attack, although one had serious injuries. They were serving with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in a major offensive against the Taliban. It was the largest single-day combat death toll suffered by Canadian troops since the Korean War.
Pte Kennedy was an elite athlete and navy cadet in high school and intent on a career in the military.
Recipient of Sacrifice Medal (posthumous).
Repatriation ceremony held at CFB Trenton on April 11, 2007. Funeral Mass held at Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in St. Mary's on April 19, 2007. Pte Kennedy was laid to rest next to his grandmother at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery in
St. Vincent's NL.
*Sincere thanks to Thelma Gamblin for her generous sponsorship of this memorial.
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Created by: Milou
Record added: Apr 08, 2007
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