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PREACH, Lance Cpl. Kevin T. United States Marine Corps, on Feb. 7 from injuries sustained during an attack while serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Kevin was a Machine Gunner with 2nd Marine Division 3/8 Weapons Company. He was age 21. Lance Corporal Preach was born on July 9th, 1987 in Miami, FL. He was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Class of 2007 and Marine Corps Boot Camp, Parris Island, SC on January 25 2008. Kevin was the beloved son of Laurie Hayes of Bridgewater and the late Daniel Mark Preach. Loving brother of Private Daniel James Preach, USMC of SC, Michelle Bailey and Kristen Pagnotta both of Brockton. Proud grandson of Peter and Nancy Bresciani and the late Frank and Kathy DeAngelo. Loving and devoted boyfriend of Brianna Kelliher of Bridgewater. A Funeral Service with full Military Honors will be held on Wed., Feb 18 at 11:00 am at the Central Square Congregational Church, 71 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA. Visiting Hours to be held on Tues. from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00 pm at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford St. (Rt18) BRIDGEWATER. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers donations in Kevin's memory may be sent to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102 PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. For directions and online guestbookpleasevisit Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Bridgewater 508-697-4332

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, 2009.
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January 23, 2020
didn`know him, but wish him and his family the very, very best. Noticed him, when I saw a tattoo (whoever has it on his back?) and was so extremly moved, that someone expresses his/her grief in such a way. Im sure, that he is as proud of this attachment as the "owner" of the tattoo. Even as I am no fan of tattoos, I would like to get in contact with this person.

Tina (from Germany,
February 7, 2017
Heroes are never forgotten. You will always be remembered. Thank-you for your service!
Thomas Cushing, Captain USAF Maguire Airforce Base
February 8, 2016
The 3/8 Family is not forgetting Kevin or his family. Not on this day, and not on any other....
Jodi Warshel
February 7, 2016
Still remembering you and your family on this tragic day. Continue to Rest in Peace.
May 8, 2015
Preach was my friend watched him go wad in afgan.
Mikesa Frank
May 8, 2015
I was his friend roommate
danny longoria
March 3, 2013
Thinking of you handsome Angel xoxox
Kerri Yanovitch
February 6, 2013
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kevin Preach:
Always remembering Kevin. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
September 24, 2012
Thank you, Kevin. We love you always!
Aunt Arlene
September 24, 2012
We'll be back....
Your Brothers, and their Mothers, are not forgetting. Thinking of you and your family every single day, Preach....
Jodi Warshel
September 23, 2012
Kevin Preach, still honored and remembered.
A Massachusetts Resident
February 10, 2012
February 7, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kevin Preach:
Please accept my remembrance of Kevin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
February 9, 2012
Kevin thinking of you always ..... <3
Kerri Yamovitch
February 7, 2012
LCPL Preach: You and your sacrifice are not forgotten. We remember you with gratitude on the anniversary of your death.
April 22, 2011
You are not forgotten.

Veterans' Service
Town of Bridgewater
February 9, 2011
You have not been forgotten, Kevin
February 7, 2011
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kevin Preach:
Remembering Kevin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
Peggy Childers
December 22, 2010
..merry christmas handsome angel..thinkin of you....
April 28, 2010
I happened to be in Milwaukee this past weekend, and saw the article in the Milwaukee newspaper concerning your son. I was touched to read about him, and to think of the Marines I have known, who have lost their lives, most as young as your son. As the son and brother of Marines, I send you my thoughts and hopes, and wanted to let you know that I appreciate your love for Kevin, and his military service.
Michael Cassady
February 16, 2010
Tile from Memorial Wall at Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco
December 6, 2009
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
Donna Gillette
December 2, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Kevin Preach:
Kevin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
November 10, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna Larra
October 8, 2009
Just sitting here remembering the good, fun, random times we all have at trucchis together. Who would have even known we would know sit back and remember them with as smile lol. You always kept us smiling at work kevin. and you later continued to make everyone proud. thou i feel you were taken way too soon, i know how much youve taught everyone. i know your proecting us from above <3
August 24, 2009
I had the humbling honor of participating in the Run for Fallen in Tampa on Aug. 23, 2009 in memory of L.Cpl. Kevin T. Preach. As I searched through the Internet and learned more about this sweet, strong young man,it became apparent that there are no words to convey the extent of my family's gratitude for his service and ultimate sacrifice. To his mother, Laurie, I send my deepest appreciation and wish that there was something I could do or say to lighten her grief. Please know he remains in the hearts of even those of us that never knew him in life.
Nancy Sardinas Lambert
May 18, 2009
“Honor and Remember” – / Please know that you are not alone when you grieve for our fallen heroes.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Kenna Larra
May 9, 2009
You are an amazing guy and an awesome friend. Thanks for everything Kevin. You will always be missed and we will never forget you. You are a hero.

May Angels Lead You In
Amanda Pochay
April 19, 2009
Kevin, I just wanted to say thank you for your brave and honorable service to a grateful nation, a nation in mourning for our fallen hero’s. You like so many other soldiers chose to serve our nation when needed most and with your life you protected the very core of what America stands for. My nephew PFC Aaron J. Ward also made that sacrifice on 5/6/2008 when he was killed in action in Iraq. As I mourn for my nephew I mourn for you and so many other brave soldiers and please know that you all will forever be in my thoughts and prayers, we as a nation will never forget you. I stand tall and salute you Kevin and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for the nights we at home could sleep without fear and know that we are safe. To the Preach family, words cannot express the pain we now share, but our families will forever have a bond and we will be thinking of Kevin and your family and will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Since the loss of my nephew I have written on every single legacy page of every fallen soldier and included a photo of my nephew. I encourage you to do the same to Aaron's page. I have done this to honor my nephew but to let you know your loved one is not alone and my nephew is with him and they are now in God's gracious hands waiting for us to join them one day. From the bottom of my heart please except my sincere condolences and may the memories of your Hero carry you through each day for he will never be forgotten!
Gary Tolle
April 7, 2009
I love you Kevin, Rest in Peace man.
Love, your 14 year old friend.
Cammy B
April 4, 2009
you are my hero may god keep you in his arms forever
Gary Allain
April 3, 2009
With my sympathy and respects I send to you hope it helps a little from me to you
a loved one lost before their time
forever loved in your heart and mind.
Rest In Peace Kevin and thank you
Jacquelyn Feist
April 3, 2009
To the Preach family,

I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Kevins' memory in your heart and please remember he shall never be forgotten.

...For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

Suzanne MacDaniel
A Proud Aunt
Sgt. David M.Fisher
KIA 12/1/04
Suzanne MacDaniel
April 2, 2009
May You Rest in Peace. You are a true American Hero! God Bless!
Madelyn Uzzo
April 1, 2009
Not a day goes by where I don't think of you.
I miss you buddy and thank you for all you've done.
Rest easy <3
Alicia Ladue
April 1, 2009
Wishing you all peace...Kevin was a true hero.
Wendy Reardon
April 1, 2009
To the Preach Family, and Brianna's Family,
I never met Kevin but would like to say Thank you to him for his courage to put his life in harms way for the good of our country. I'm sorry for his loss, he seems to have had a wonderful effect on so many lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those that Kevin has touched in his life.
My parents live in Bridgewater and I hope to get a bracelet.
I'm An Old Friend Of Ellen Kelliher,
Dr. Rick Ward
Rick Ward
April 1, 2009
May God bless your soul, and your family.
For your ultimate sacrifice to our Nation.
Mark Thompson
March 31, 2009
Kevin you're in a better place now. Thank you for defending this country, all of us, and our very freedom. I wish I was as brave as you. May you watch over us all from up above.
Joseph Leahy
March 31, 2009
Brianna, Ellen and the Entire Preach Family. We are so Sorry for Your Loss. Kevin was a very Brave and Honorable Man.
God Bless You Kevin
Jen & Greg DeChambeau
March 30, 2009
Thank you Kevin for everything you have done. From the moment we met you were always someone i looked up to and the person i wish i could be. Thank you for everything you taught me i hope i will make you proud brother.
Michael Burke
March 30, 2009
May your soul transcend to a realm of eternal greatness. Kevin, your legacy lives on in the hearts and memories of us all. In spirit, you have neither left us nor shall you ever be forgotten. These words hardly express my gratitude and admiration for your dedication to our country, your friends, family, and your love, Brianna. I pray that you may watch over us all.
Rahim Benjamin
March 30, 2009
Thank you Kevin for your honor, bravery and comittment to our nation. My heart and prayers are with the Preach family, friends and with your beloved Brianna.
March 29, 2009
You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. As time goes by and your hearts are still heavy, remember Kevin's beautiful smile and all that you loved so much about him. May memories help you to heal and always feel close to him in your heart. Thank you Kevin for what you did for us. With love,
Arlene Kelliher-Vasapolli
March 29, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Leslie Pye
March 29, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 29, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. May God be with you. Our Hero will always be in our hearts.
Lisa Harmon
March 28, 2009
" In God we trust". You are with him now and forever, we only hope to see you again some day. Thank you for being the best you could be. Love and Prayers to you his family and friends.
Sue Paiva
March 28, 2009
Rest in Peace Kevin .. Thank you for serving our country .. God Bless
Teresa Caricchio
March 28, 2009
R.I.P Kevin i will always remember you. You were an amazing person and an even better friend. Your a true hero in my eyes and in everyones. No one will forget how you fought for our country. I love you buddy and i miss you. I pray for you, your family, friends, and Brianna. Watch over us pal we will see you soon. Rest easy.
Kate Bumpus
March 27, 2009
Dear Kevin and family.I will keep in my prayers always.You are a hero.I know you are a angel.Love to you and your family and friends.This should have never happend.God Bless you and all the other men still there.
lisa kennedy
March 27, 2009
RIP Brother, you be missed but never forgotten.
Marc Lavine
March 27, 2009
R.I.P Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, you are a hero in everyones eyes and you will be missed dearly
Kyara Lavoie
March 27, 2009
The thoughts that come to mind when hear your name are sad, funny,happy, ledgendary, and mostly heroic ones. I miss you more and more each day,but I no that with each day that passes I am one day closer to seeing you again, and having that beer that I promised you when you got back. That day will be here soon enough but in the mean time rest easy man, see you on the other side. Though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death i fear no evil because i no thou are with me.
Patrick Flanagan
March 27, 2009
rest in peace preach you made the ultimate sacrifice im goin to afghanistan in may watch my back brother
joseph hurley
March 26, 2009
We will all miss you Kevin. Forever in our hearts.
Wilbert Steffy
March 26, 2009
R.I.P. Kevin. I didn't know you personally but I am best friends with Kate and seeing her break apart at the news can only tell me how great of a person you were. You are a hero and I will always keep you and your family in my prayers. Thank you for your service. It takes only a special kind of person to stand in the line of fire for our freedom. Rest easy.
Heather Spring
March 26, 2009
Rest in peace you will always be a hero in my heart
Richard Racicot
March 26, 2009
R.I.P LCPL Kevin T. Preach i will always remember you as a great friend and part of my family. But mostly as a hero to me and everone else. I love you kevin you are always with me in my sympathy goes to his wonderfull family, friends, and his wonderfull girlfriend Brianna
Cody Jaramillo
March 26, 2009
Our prayers go out to Kevin's family, friends and Brianna. Kevin was a true hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Sometimes it takes a great loss like this to realize what it takes for us to have the freedom that we have.

Proud Marine Mom
Helen Olson
March 26, 2009
I didn't know Kevin Preach personally, but I know the people whose lives he deeply touched and how very much he was loved by all.
To quote the Wizard of Oz: “Remember my friend, love is not measured by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.”
My sincerest sympathy goes out to his Mom, his family and friends, his beautiful Brianna, and all those who had the privilege to have known such a fine young man.
Kevin is a true hero.
God Bless.
Susan Laracy Karim
March 26, 2009
Rest in peace Kevin. I remember hanging with you at the bus stop every morning. Good times.
Kyle Lonergan
March 26, 2009
RIP Kevin Preach you are a true hero. Thank you
Teddy Buckley
March 26, 2009
Thank you Kevin. Thank you for everything.
Lois Brokmeier
March 26, 2009
To the family of LCPL Kevin Preach, I didn't know you personally, but I feel like I do. He became a Marine brother to my son, and is truely missed by him and the other 3/8 Weapons Co. Keven and his family gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thank You and Rest in Peace Kevin, you will never be forgotten.

Mother to
LCPL Dereck Gunn
3/8 Weapons
March 26, 2009
Kevin you are a true hero and will be forever missed. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.
Heather Wheaton
March 26, 2009
Peaches, we had some fun times at boot camp. Will never forget you bro. Always in my prayers.
Patrick Regan
March 26, 2009
Rest in peace Kevin, you are truly seen as a hero in the eyes of all that knew you.
Tabitha Chaffee
March 26, 2009
Rest in peace buddy i miss you
Tim DeMoranville
March 26, 2009
Kevin...You truly are a hero...Rest in Peace...Thank you for the little talks...They'll always be remembered and so will you...
Michelle Medeiros
March 26, 2009
Rest in Peace Kevin. You are a true hero!! You will be greatly missed!
Sarah Landers
March 26, 2009
Preacherrr, I miss you every day and I'll never forget you buddy. See you again some day but for now I'll see you in my dreams and talk to you in my prays. Rest in Peace Love you.
Amanda Hooben
March 26, 2009
My seven yr old son and I walked to the town common to pay our respects to LCpl Kevin Preach. As I walked, I held my boy's hand and prayed to always remember how it feels in mine.
May solace come to you.
Donna Johnson
March 26, 2009
I think about you everyday. Thank you for the freedom that we enjoy. Thank you for the happiness you brought into Brianna's life. I knew from the first time that I met you that you were different. At your funeral Dan said “He was the guy you’d want your son to grow up to be and your daughter to date”. True words indeed. I miss you but take some comfort knowing that you are now experiencing peace, joy, and love on a level we do not yet know. God bless you.
John Kelliher
March 26, 2009
May Kevin rest in peace with God.
Kathy Rogers
March 26, 2009
Kevin you were an amazing person. And what you did for our country will never be forgotten. You are a Hero to so many people. Semper Fi
Katelynn Landers
March 26, 2009
Thank you for you service to this country and fighting for my freedom!
Sean Peters
March 26, 2009
Kevin; you are not just my brother, you are my hero. I love you and miss you more than words can say. Love you little bro xoxoxoxoxo
Michelle (Preach) Bailey
March 26, 2009
We will miss you but never forget the great times you've brought us. Thank you for everything you've done.
Jeff Golder
March 26, 2009
Kevin, thank-you so much for what you have done. You will be in my prayers forever.
Josh Cannon
March 26, 2009
Thank you for serving for our country, you truly are a hero.
Bridget Sweeney
March 26, 2009
Thank you for serving our country.
Liz Greenwood
March 26, 2009
You were a great kid with a wonderful smile. You will live on forever in everyone's memories.
Carolina Gonzalez
March 26, 2009
You are such a great person. We miss you and will never forget you. You are a true hero.
Jessica Rogers
March 26, 2009
Kevin, you were good soldier and a great person. everyone who knew you will forever miss you. Please watch all your brother backs out there. Semper Fi.
PFC Kyle Buak
March 26, 2009
Thank You Kevin
You are a hero to me & i think of you & your family often.
Your sacrifice is very much appreciated,i didn't know you but want to say to the family that you are all in my prayers.
A Soldiers Mom.
Julie Faria
March 26, 2009
Kevin, it really was a privilege to know you. Always thinking about you and proud of what you've done for our country. You've been an inspiration to many and have been a great friend. You will be missed.
Kyle Conti
March 26, 2009
Kevin, you will always be in our thoughts and prayers, you are a true hero.
David Caron
March 26, 2009
You represent everything people should aim to be. You layed everything on the line for people, regardless if they would do the same for you. You stood in shoes far larger than my feet could fill. I am proud to be able to say I knew you. Thank You
Rodney Hart
March 26, 2009
Thank you for serving our country. You will never be forotten Kevin. You are truly missed.
Jennifer Durfee
March 26, 2009
Kevin cant thank you enough for what you and all the military does for this nation. Hold the highest respect for you. Miss you kid
Ryan Langley
March 26, 2009
Thank you for serving our country.
Ellen Verville
March 26, 2009
You are Honor, Courage & Commitment and so much more.
We hold you in our hearts and remember everyday what you gave so that we could live free.
Please watch over Justin and your Marine brothers as they continue the fight for they carry you with them in their souls.
Family of Lcpl Justin S. Moreau
March 26, 2009
Kevin you are a true hero. We miss you and pray for you everyday. We know you are in heaven with the good Lord watching over us. Rest in Peace. You never will be forgotten.
Chris Kennedy
March 26, 2009
Kevin, you were the most thoughtful and funniest guy i've ever met. You will be in my heart forever and you will be truly missed by all.
Amanda Butts
March 26, 2009
Kevin, you will always be my courageous, amazing cousin. Our family will miss you, but you will never be forgotten. I love you.
Ann Brokmeier
March 26, 2009
Preach you are and were a great friendof my nephew Sean. You will always live on in my heart. Semper Fi
Edward McAuliffe
March 26, 2009
Your sacrifice has touched my life from a great distance. I am forever in your debt.
March 26, 2009
You are, by far, one of the most amazing people I will ever meet & there will never be enough thank you's for all that you've done. I think of you often & will forever hold you in my Heart.
Jamie Lovell
March 26, 2009
You have touched my life through a great distance. I will be forever in your debt.
March 26, 2009
Dear Family & Friends of LCPL Kevin Preach,
You are in my thoughts and prayers always. I am very sorry for your loss of your precious Kevin. May God hold you all in the palm of His hands, close to Kevin.
God's Blessings,
3/8 Lima Mom
Kathy Manzi
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