Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Incident: Army Spc. Kevin J. Graham died Sept. 26 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an IED.
Pastor says soldier loved serving country
The Associated Press
BENTON, Ky. — A western Kentucky pastor says a soldier who died when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle in Afghanistan believed he was doing his life’s work in the Army.
The Rev. Jonathan Goodman told The Paducah Sun that 27-year-old Spc. Kevin J. Graham of Benton was honored to serve his country.
Graham died Sept. 26 in Kandahar of wounds suffered in the attack by insurgents. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.
Goodman says Graham joined the Army in 2007, was married in Washington and had a stepson. The pastor says Graham’s parents brought reports of their son to church often and that members of the church would pray for him.
The newspaper said Graham’s parents, Dan and Sandy Graham, live near Fairdealing and were at Dover Air…