Cpl. Kevin James Reinhard ~ A New Jersey Marine ~ Will Be Buried Tomorrow

There’s a great story on him here from NJ.com.

…Kevin’s funeral will be held on Monday, 9:45am, at Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Clark. Burial to follow at Saint Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia.

Kcruella said the radio is asking for flags and people by the roadside if you can possibly make it. Please try.
And, yes. The Westboro assholes ARE supposedly going to crash it. This is the schedule from the Patriot Riders’ Honor Mission Board for Cpl Reinhard’s funeral. (They’re a great resource for judging times and routes if you want to be on sidewalks to honor our fallen military. When, God forbid, we lose a kid here, I always use their site to see what time to get to my little corner by base with my flags and red, white and blue thank you sign.)

His obituary is heart rending.

…Kevin attended Saint John Vianney grade school, followed by Colonia Middle, and Saint Joseph’s High School. After attending Ramapo College he transferred to Middlesex County College. However, before graduating Kevin felt he needed to answer a call to serve his country. In the spring of 2008 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Corporal. He was a crew chief, flying on a Sikorsky Sea Stallion with HMH 363 – the Lucky Red Lions – stationed out of Hawaii.

Kevin only had a few short weeks left to his deployment when his helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, resulting in his death. It was his second deployment. For his family and his friends he was already a hero… before he ever put on a uniform for his country. The uniform only announced to the rest of the world what a wonderful man, what a wonderful soul he was – that he was a hero for all of us.

Yes, he is our hero. Not was.


Semper Fi, dear, brave, beautiful young warrior. Thank you, Corporal and sweet dreams.

3 Responses to “Cpl. Kevin James Reinhard ~ A New Jersey Marine ~ Will Be Buried Tomorrow”

  1. Kate P says:

    God rest his soul.

  2. JeffS says:

    Rest in peace, Corporal. Lord knows you’ve earned it.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    The Gov has ordered all flags at state buildings to be at half-staff.

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