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Kevin N. Morehead

Kevin N. Morehead

Died: September 12, 2003

Rank: Master Sergeant

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group

Branch: U.S. Army

Master Sergeant Kevin N. Morehead sacrificed his life for his country on September 12, 2003. His unit was conducting a pre-dawn raid on enemy forces in Ramadi, Iraq, when he was struck by a bullet during a firefight. The 33-year-old Green Beret was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Master Sergeant Morehead was just two weeks shy of returning home, having volun­teered to remain in Iraq to orient the replacement unit that had arrived to relieve his team. Friends and family gathered September 22, 2002, at the Powell Funeral Home in Bald Knob, Arkansas, to celebrate Kevin’s life. He was laid in his final resting spot with full military honors next to his grandfather in Fredonia Cemetery in Bald Knob.

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