Our hero, Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf of Nashville, Tennessee wanted to be a soldier since he was in elementary school—watching military movies with his twin brother, Kyle and dressing in camo clothing. He was assigned to 8th Communications Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Kevin served in Iraq and was in his second deployment to Afghanistan when he was killed on May 12th in Helmand province, Afghanistan at the age of 27. He received the Bronze Star for bravery during his first deployment. Kevin is survived by his wife and two young daughters.
In honor of Kevin’s ultimate sacrifice, we pay tribute to his life by granting a wish to his mother, Jenny Newsom. Jenny adores her grandchildren, who live in Maine, and Soldier’s Wish is grateful to arrange a special visit with them.
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