FLORENCE, KY, USA U.S. Marines LCPL, WPNS CO, 2ND BN 2D MAR ( RCT-7, MEB-A), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 02/21/2010
Adam Peak and his younger brother, Sean, joined the Marines the same week and were both assigned to Camp Lejeune. They served together in Iraq, but couldn’t be in the same place in Afghanistan.
They wanted to be together to protect each other, and the super-close brothers even looked nearly identical in their uniforms, said Robyn Peak, Sean’s wife.
“They were night and day when it comes to their personalities, but they would do absolutely anything for each other,” Robyn Peak said.
Now, Sean Peak will be accompanying his 25-year-old brother’s remains home. A roadside bomb killed Adam Peak Feb. 21 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Marine from Florence, Ky., graduated from Thomas More College in 2006.
Sara Peak, 28, remembered her younger brother as very outgoing, but also quite private “He wouldn’t let you know his deep feelings, but he always had a line for you,” she said.
Peak was a graduate of Boone County High School and Thomas More College. He joined the marines three years ago.
Richard Shuey, a business administration professor at Thomas More, said Peak “was one of those really nice, clean-cut northern Kentucky kids, always polite and interested in doing well and obviously a true patriot.”
“He was very proud to do his duty,” said Dixie Aerni, Peak’s aunt. “I don’t think he had any regrets about joining, and he was willing to go anywhere.”
A Man is not dead until he is forgotten…