|Jesus, pray for|
Stephen, that he
is in heaven
Friday, March 11, 2011
British Cpl. Stephen McKee, age 27, from County Down, Northern Ireland, was killed on March 9, 2011, in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device.
Stephen was with the 1st Battalion of The Royal Irish Regiment, based at Tern Hill.
He went to Afghanistan at the end of January. On the day of his death he was taking part in a cordon and search of a small village.
He leaves behind his wife Carley, his parents Heather and Bobby, his brothers Michael, Gareth and Robert and his sisters Kelly and Rebecca.
Stephen had strong family connections with his regiment. As well as his brother, his cousin and father-in-law also serve in the 1st Battalion, with another brother serving in the 2nd Battalion.
The soldier was described as a "doting husband and family man" who had showed "enormous strength" after his two-day-old daughter died last year.
His wife stated "You will always be my hero and every step I take in life I will have my two angels looking after me. You truly are the best husband, father, son and brother anyone could ask for. Till we meet again. Love you always."
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Stephen McKee is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen
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