Tributes & Vigils Category: US Navy
Name: Navy Explosive Ordnance Technician 2nd Class Kevin R. Bewley
From: Hector, Ark.;
Assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Oak Harbor, Wash.;
Incident: Navy Explosive Ordnance Technician 2nd Class Kevin R. Bewley died Nov. 5 of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting operations in Salahaddin province, Iraq.
Died: November 05, 2007
Arkansan killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
OAK HARBOR, Wash. — A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station petty officer from Arkansas was the sixth member of a bomb disposal unit to be killed in Iraq.
Kevin Bewley, 27, of Hector, Ark., died Nov. 5 of wounds from a bomb that detonated in Sala ad Din province. He was on his second deployment to Iraq.
“He had a real good personality. He was always sympathetic to people,” his father, Ron Duke Bewley, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “You bet I was proud of him.”
Three sailors from the same unit were killed in April, and two were killed in July.
“It’s a big loss to this small family,” said Naval Air Station spokeswoman…