Aaron M Kenefick

Aaron M Kenefick

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ROSWELL, GA, USA
U.S. Marines
GYSGT, 3D CAB, 3D MAR DIV, OKINAWA, JAPAN
KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN 09/08/2009

My Son ,Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Michael Kenefick, was KIA in Afghanistan on September 8th, 2009.  Aaron was 30 years old.  He was my only Son yet I have two daughters who miss their big brother so much. Aaron was a Recon Marine, Special Forces.  He was Marine of the year twice in his 12 year career, being awarded twice during the first 10 of his 12 years.

Aaron also served as an Attendee (body guard) for Former President George W Bush at the Republican National Convention a few years ago, and served as Aid to Generals at CENTOM in Tampa Fl, before transferring to 3rd Marine Battalion Okinawa Japan and being selected as one of their 21 Special Trainers in Afghanistan.

As fate would have it Aaron lost his life on the battle field in Kunar Province , Afghanistan as he and his team of 3 others were ambushed this day.  My Son was awarded the Purple Heart two days prior as they battled the Taliban having received wounds to his arm from gun fire, he got back out there when 2 days later he was killed.

My Son was a Proud Marine, My Father was a Proud Marine, I am former Army.  Our family has always stood by our beliefs for freedom and we are the repercussions of loss and an example that freedom has the highest price to pay.

Aaron’s portrait is also located on Poster 7

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2 Responses to “Aaron M Kenefick”
  1. Pat says:

    Aaron
    I still think about how we could have linked up. I stay up wondering if I were there the outcome would change…I often think my previous injuries kept me out; still wanted to be there. I mIss you, every slam dunk challange is dedicated to you when I watch. You will never be forgotten!
    Semper Fi!

  2. Ashley says:

    I just saw this for the first time today. I was a good friend of Aarons while at CENTCOM. We were Sgt’s together. What a great man he was. I am feeling such loss though it was many years ago. I wish I could comfort the family with all of my stories from our Tampa/Qatar shenanigans. I love you brother! Semper Fi. Someday we will reunite again and that day I will wrap my arms around you and tell you how much you mean to me and how proud I am to have you in my life.

    Ashley Lorenc
    Sgt, USMC

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