In Memory

Kenneth Drew

Kenneth Drew

Kenneth died at home at the age of 52 after lengthy illnesses. He was a letter carrier for the USPS in Barrington. He served in the Army from 1969-1972. He was a decorated sniper serving the 5th/7th 1st Air Calvary in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Upon his return, he was selected as a member of the Honor Guard, and served both the White House and Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tara, and his son Kevin.

Please post your memories of Ken below.


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05/05/09 12:57 AM #1    

Gerald Wilhelmi

We were neighbors or lived close to one another although Ken and I were not close we grew up together. Ken was a decent guy, never ill-tempered, never a bad word about another. He was a really good guy as I knew him and as I see a pattern here in the more decent of us possibly leading the way for the rest of us.

05/14/09 11:02 PM #2    

Charlie Boss

We had alot of good times in hs. I met up again with Ken after he got back, that freaking war took such a toll on our generation. Ken was having a hard time dealing with what he had to do over there. My God, I couldn't beleive some of the stories he used to tell me. We did lose touch, but I am so glad to see that he went on with his life, married for so long and a child to carry on. Ken was a strong, stand up guy, one you would be priveledged to be a friend.

06/24/09 10:11 AM #3    

Rick Barchard

Ken was a stand up guy that I got along with in Junior High and High School. He was a pretty fast guy and played end on the football teams. I remember during on of Mr. Mack's famous power drills where Ken went nuts and just crushed the rest of us by over 15 seconds. It was incredible.

I can see why he became a hero to a lot of people. Wish you were still with us Ken.

07/27/09 01:36 PM #4    

Gerald Wilhelmi

There are two worlds here...the one that is sold to us and the real world. Anyone in that has been in a war zone responsible for another knows the truth of what it is about. We look up to them becuse of their sacrafice I see a boy forced to grow up and become a man, forced to do something that nobody should have to do unless as a last resort. The dead on both sides is not a celebrated thing. Ken gave up alot more and paid alot more and saw alot more. I am certain now he's found real peace and perspective. Ger

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