BELHAVEN, NC, US
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, C CO, 2D CEB, 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
05/01/2007, BETHESDA, MD
Lance Corporal Kirk was born in Beaufort County on March 24, 1982, son of John Willis Kirk and Glenda Bryson Hopkins. He was a 2000 graduate of Northside High School and received an Associate’s degree from Beaufort County Community College. Johnathan was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He attended Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church. Lance Corporal Kirk is remembered in his guest book by friends, brothers in arms and strangers who pray for him and the Kirk family.
May 01, 2011
Kirk was a true warrior, friend, and brother. He was a member of the “Rock Snipers” with Lance Corporal Peterson being the other member; lurking in the dark and picking off their targets unexpectedly. Kirk was always dependable to be there to help you out with anything you needed. He was as strong as an ox on the outside and inside. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him and Peterson. God bless The Rock Snipers- you will be forever missed!
Jesse Davis, Grafton, West Virginia
August 02, 2007
To the Family of Lance Corporal Johnathan E. Kirk, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you cope with the loss of your loved one. Please know that I understand your pain as I have been where you are. Lance Corporal Kirk served with 2d CEB as did my son. They didn’t know each other, but they were Marine brothers. They now are on duty guarding the streets of Heaven. I extend to you the heartfelt sympathies of my family, at your great loss. Father of Lance Corporal Andrew J. Kilpela KIA 6-10-05 Saqlawiyah, Iraq. Michael Kilpela, Fowlerville, Michigan
October 18, 2007
Johnathan was a close friend in high school. I never meet anyone like him. He had the most energy of anyone I have every meet. I think back to the great times we had in high school. Going out on the boat everyday after school or just hanging out. I will never forget you or what you did for me and every other American. God Bless you Johnathan. Rest in peace. Anthony Cutler, Greenville, North Carolina