January 21, 2012

Kevin Reinhard

Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard, age 25, of Colonia, New Jersey, died on January 19, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was a member of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. 

He died in a helicopter crash. The cause of the crash is undetermined at this time.

Kevin Reinhard, grew up in Colonia. He attended St. John Vianney School and Colonia Middle School. In 2005, he graduated from St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. He attended Ramapo College during his freshman year, then transferred to Middlesex County College. But with a strong desire to serve his country, Kevin interrupted his studies, and in the spring of 2008 enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Family members, who are grief-stricken, said that Kevin wanted to serve his country. 

Mary, pray for Kevin
They stated that Kevin loved to fly and was also a sports enthusiast. They also stated that he had a great sense of humor but was also passionate about his commitment to family and friends.

Kevin is survived by many loving friends and family members including his parents, James and Kathleen Reinhard; and his sister, Kathleen.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Kevin Reinhard is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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