August 10, 2012

Kevin Griffin

Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, age 45, of Laramie, Wyoming, died on August 8, 2012, in Sarkowi, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he encountered an insurgent who detonated a suicide vest. 

He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Kevin joined the Army in 1988. He had deployed to Iraq three times since 2003 and also served in the Balkans and Kuwait. His deployment to Afghanistan started March 13, 2012. This was his sixth overseas deployment. 
Father, place Kevin on the
Stairway to Heaven

Military officials describe him as a soldier's soldier who loved the Army. 

Family members stated that Kevin loved his wife and children and his military life. 

Kevin is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including three brothers and two sisters; and his wife and 2 children. 

Let us pray that Kevin Griffin is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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