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CWO3 Kyran E. Kennedy

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Age:   43
Hometown: Boston, MA
Date of Death: 11/7/2003
Incident Location: Near Tikrit, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: CWO3
Unit: 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault
Unit's Base: Fort Campbell, Ky.

Chief Warrant Officer Kyran E. Kennedy grew up in Boston but fell in love with living in the Kentucky countryside. He and his wife bought a farm, kept a variety of animals, managed an ambitious beekeeping operation, and tended a garden and an orchard. "He absolutely loved this place. We were going to retire in Kentucky," Kathy Kennedy said. Kennedy, 43, was killed Nov. 7 when the Black Hawk helicopter he was riding crashed near Tikrit, Iraq. He was assigned to Fort Campbell and lived in Hopkinsville, Ky. Kathy Kennedy said her husband made a dulcimer that he carried to Iraq and was teaching himself to play. "He was a wonderful woodworker," she said. The instrument was important to him and provided a sense of peace in the midst of the war, she said. Survivors include his children: Christopher, 11; Katie, 9; and Kevin, 3.
Source: Associated Press
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