Kyle R. Van De Giesen

Age: 29
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: Captain
Unit: Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Station: Camp Pendleton, CA

Fallen on: October 26, 2009
Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
Family: He is survived by his wife, Megan Van De Giesen; daughter Avery Van De Giesen; son, Colin Van De Giesen; father, Calvin of Franklin, his mother Ruth Ann, his brothers Christian and Ryan, and his sister Caitlin, all of North Attleboro. Kyle is also survived by his maternal grandfather, Rolf Hellmich, of New Jersey, and numerous other relatives.