MSgt KENNETH E. HUNT, JR - U.S. Marine Corps
Hometown / City: TUCSON, AZ PIMA
Date of Death: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: Master Sgt.
Unit: MWSS-371, MWSG-37, 3D MAW, MCAS YUMA, AZ
Birth: Jun. 26, 1965, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2005
Marine Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Hunt of Tucson, Arizona traveled all over Asia and the Middle East, and participated in Operations Team Spirit, Southern Watch, Iron Magic, and more recently, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom I and III. He was dedicated to the Corps and his Marines, but he was also a very dedicated family man. He was a loving husband and father, and his family never felt second-best to the Marine Corps. His wife of 20 years, Maria, was by his bedside from the day he arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center to the moment he died. Hunt was able to separate his work from his family life. He was a man known in the Corps to have a powerful and vivid vocabulary, but never once cursed at home, said Maria. He is survived by his wife Maria and two children, Kenneth III and Kimberly, all of whom were with him when he died. He died at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, from wounds received July 24, 2005 when the vehicle he was riding in struck an anti-tank mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Taqaddum, Iraq at age 40.
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