SPRINGFIELD, OH, USA
LCPL, H&S CO, 3D BN, 2D MAR, (RCT-2), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
AL QAIM, IRAQ 03/21/2005
Kevin was a man of integrity who served his country quietly. He was born on September 28, 1984 in Springfield, Ohio to parents Ronald Smith and Kathy (Wilburn) Smith. He had one sister, Rachel, and he became engaged to Kristi Leider on Christmas Day of 2004. Kevin was loved by his large extended family and a wide network of friends. He was kind and gentle, and he had a very good heart.
Kevin was a rifleman who joined the Marines in August 2003 following his graduation from Kenton Ridge High School. He was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, and he had a reputation for doing things as they were supposed to be done and staying out of trouble. He liked to work on his car, a 1993 Toyota Celica, and play baseball, the guitar and video games.
Kevin had been assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune, NC. His awards included the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.