LOUISBURG – Lt. Col. (USMC Ret.) Kenneth James Hebert, 77, of Louisburg, N.C., passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Born in Abbeville, La., he was the son of the late Melvin and Mabel Gaspard Hebert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Blanche Sandlin Hebert. Lt. Col. Hebert proudly served his Country with the U.S. Marine Corp, retiring after 31 years of service. During his tenure with the Corp, he earned the Bronze Star w/Combat device, Purple Heart with 2 devices, NCM w/Combat V, MUC w/1 star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (2 awards), Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 2 devices, NCM w/Combat V, Meritorious Unit Commendation w/2 stars. Survivors include his daughter, Pamela G. Casper and husband Ken, of Raleigh; sons Danny Hebert of Morehead City, Keith Hebert and wife Essee, of Fayetteville, and David Hebert and wife Lyn, of Virginia Beach; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Gloria Humble of Abbeville, La.; and brothers, Gale Hebert of Abbeville, La. and Calvin Hebert of Beaumont, Texas. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 11, 2014, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Pinelawn Memorial Park with full Military rites. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press on Apr. 5, 2014