Name: Private Kevin Vincent Kennedy
Died: April 8, 2007
Hometown: St. Lawrence,
Unit : 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (Gagetown, New Brunswick)
Private Kennedy was killed when the armored vehicle he was in hit a roadside bomb. Kennedy was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
Just arrived home from the Memorial Day Service held in St. John's on Duckworth Street. It was quite an emotional service. During the Memorial, an unveiling of a new plaque by Premier Danny Williams took place. The plaque is dedicated to the fallen victims of our Newfoundlanders who were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan
Shortly after speaking to Myles, I saw Kay. I then called out to her and Kay came over. Kay was very emotional as one would expect from a mother on this day. We had a great yarn . We talked about the loss of Kevin and you can see that Kay is still hurting. She also mentioned about when Kevin was playing soccer out home and we were involved with the fundraising for BPSA Team of which Kevin was a member. She said, "Life was so simple and she mentioned how it could change in the matter of minutes". I guess this could be a lesson for us all.