CPT Brian T. Kennedy

CPT Brian T. Kennedy

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Jan 2016 (aged 31)
Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA
Burial West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 161110558 · View Source
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Captain Brian T. Kennedy of Malvern, Pa.

Captain Brian T. Kennedy, 31, was one of twelve Marines killed in a helicopter mishap off the North Shore of Oahu, HI on January 14th, 2016 during a training mission. He was a member of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 “Pegasus”, based in Hawaii.

Capt Kennedy earned his commission in May 2007 upon graduation from the US Naval Academy. He began his aviation career as a CH-46E pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 “Purple Foxes” in California, from where he deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Following his tour with HMM-364, Capt Kennedy converted to the CH-53E and joined HMH-463 in Hawaii, where his assignments included a deployment to Australia.

Growing up in Malvern, PA, Brian excelled in both academics and athletics at Conestoga High School. A natural leader with unwavering integrity, Brian was known for his kindness and strength as well as his passion for service. When asked why he wanted to fly the enormous “Super Stallion” helicopters, Brian explained that they were the first in line when help was needed, whether bringing aid into ravaged, inaccessible locations or lifting out troops and equipment.

Brian is remembered as an upstanding Marine whom others hoped to emulate, a fun-loving goofball who loved family and friends, and a man who made everyone feel welcomed, respected, and appreciated. He was also a Marine who held himself to the highest standards and expected the same from those around him.

Capt Kennedy leaves behind his beloved wife of 11 months, Major Paige (nee Stull) Kennedy, USMC, currently stationed in Pensacola FL, parents William and Linda Kennedy and sister Caitlin Kennedy of Malvern, PA. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation at St. Patrick’s Church, 104 Channing Avenue, Malvern, PA Friday April 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, at 10:00 AM.

Interment with full military honors to follow at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The Wingman Foundation (http://www.wingmanfoundation.org), Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org), or Travis Manion Foundation (http://www.travismanion.org). www.maugergivnish.com

Published in The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa. on April 17, 2016

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  • Created by: Dan Oh
  • Added: 15 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161110558
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Brian T. Kennedy (27 Sep 1984–14 Jan 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161110558, citing Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Oh (contributor 46803017) .