Funeral Friday for Wis. Marine killed in training exercise


March 28, 2015

This image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps shows an undated photo of Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp, 27, on March 13th military officials released the names of the Marines killed. All were from the 2nd Special Operations Battalion of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, at Camp Lejeune. Staff Sgt. Kemp was one of the seven Marines killed when the Black Hawk helicopter crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida.

PORT WASHINGTON - A U.S. Marine killed when a military helicopter crashed during a Florida training mission will eulogized in Port Washington.

A visitation and funeral service for Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp will be held Friday at Port Washington High School where Kemp graduated in 2005.

Kemp was among seven elite Marines and four experienced soldiers killed when their chopper went down in dense fog along the Florida Panhandle March 10.

Kemp was 27 years old and met his wife, Jenna, in high school. Kemp also leaves behind a 1-year-old daughter, Makenzie.

Visitation at the high school is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. with the funeral service at 7. Kemp will be laid to rest with full military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery in Port Washington.


Associated Press