Kevin T. Preach

Age: 21
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Station: Camp Lejeune, NC

Killed in Action: February 7, 2009
Location: Farah Province, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
Family: Kevin was the beloved son of Laurie Hayes of Bridgewater and the late Daniel Mark Preach. Loving brother of Private Daniel James Preach, USMC of SC, Michelle Bailey and Kristen Pagnotta both of Brockton. Proud grandson of Peter and Nancy Bresciani and the late Frank and Kathy DeAngelo. Loving and devoted boyfriend of Brianna Kelliher of Bridgewater. Kevin was the nephew of Andrew Bresciani of West Bridgewater, Donna and her husband Peter of Rockland, Susan Beckwith and her husband Peter of Pembroke, Lisa Tardiff of Bridgewater, Lois Brokmiere and her husband Michael of Kansas, and Michele Murphy of Florida. Kevin is also survived by many loving cousins.