2010-05-15 / Front Page

Sgt. Kenneth May killed in Afghanistan

By J. LOUISE LARSON news1@kilgorenewsherald.com

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I served with Sergeant May in

I served with Sergeant May in 2008 at Camp Pendleton, CA. Sergeant May was a respected Marine and one I will never forget. I'll miss you Marine and cannot thank you enough for your extended service in the Marine Corps. I pray for your family and wife left behind and ask God to bring comfort to their hearts in this tragic time. Semper Fidelis!

Ken May is an American hero.

Ken May is an American hero. Men like him are the reason we are still free. God bless Ken May and his family.

I saw this article and it

I saw this article and it struck me because we have the same name. But most of all because you lost your son. I come from a military family my father and three brothers all served. I can not begin to understand the pain and loss you are feeling. I will be praying for you. But I want you to know your son was doing what he loved. He was called to do what he was doing. And because of brave men like Kenny we have the country that we have today and will have tomorrow. He is with God now. He was saved by grace and the blood of the lamb. Death can not touch him now. You will see him again. God Bless You in this time of need.

Krystal, just saw the news

Krystal, just saw the news piece on CBS. God bless you & your family. I'm a retired Army 1SG & was in OIF. Had my HS best friend there too. He & his crew were wounded in a fire fight in '03. He came back, rehab-ed & sent back. 3 of his crew were killed by an IED. Met one of the fallen hero's widow & 3 yr. old Son. Amazing young woman & Son! You remind me of her. I've never been more impressed in my life. You seem to have support where you're at, but you also have folks like me. God bless your hero husband, you, & your family.

I only knew Sgt May for a

I only knew Sgt May for a short time while I was placed in 53 area Guard while my battalion was on a deployment to Okinawa. Sgt May had always made sure he took care of his marines before himself! I had and have a huge amount of respect for him!! I wish the family of Sgt May the best. Your son/husband/brother was the best man that I have ever known SEMPER FI LCPL Justin Stangler 3/1 WPNS CO

My deepest sympathy goes out

My deepest sympathy goes out to the May family. I was Kenneth's first section leader during his first deployment with 1/1. I remember your son very well, he was an excellent Marine and very dependable. I have some fond memories of May during that deployment. He always had a way of making me laugh and could always put a smile on your face. Your son will be missed by all and especially me. God Bless you and your family!!

Kenneth now rests in the arms

Kenneth now rests in the arms of his Master in Heaven and will always be counted in the ranks of the bravest of men who gave his life for freedom, peace and the country he loved. We welcomed home Cpl Jeffrey Johnson to Tomball this week, who was on the same patrol as Kenny. They will be remembered together whenever that time is recalled - not only brothers in arms, but brothers in life and now in Heaven. Thank you to all the May family for your sacrifice, for your faith and for Kenneth's life. He will be forever young and bigger than life in your memories. Our prayers are with you all.

I was May's corpsman from 1/1

I was May's corpsman from 1/1 wpns company, Camp Pendleton in 2006. I wish there was something I could say or do to ease you sorrows, but the reality is I cant. But i can assure you that your son was and is a good marine. I only knew Ken for a short period of time but that time was quite memorable. His sense of humor and uncanny ability to out smart, out wit and in most cases out class the rest of us. I just wanted to send my prayers and let you know the nation is mourning the loss of a good marine, good husband and a great man. Jason Heldt US Navy Vet. 1/1 wpns company

Krystal and family, I was

Krystal and family, I was raised in Kilgore and graduated Kilgore High School and College many years ago. We are new to the military family as our son was commissioned at Quantico in December and is now in TBS. We have learned what it means to be a Marine and the pride that goes with being a Marine parent or spouse. While we never had the pleasure of meeting him, we know the dedication, honor and selflessness of young men like Kenny. We know he is a true hero and patriot. He joins an incredible line of Marines and soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and will never be forgotten. Semper Fi! Pat and Scott Hendricks Granbury TX

I don't know if ya'll

I don't know if ya'll remember me and my family or not. But your son and my son James Brandon Nix, both left the Longview Marine Recruiting Office the same day. Seems like just yesterday, both of our sons were off to the USMCRD in San Diego, CA. I remember being at the graduation ceremony and watching our "boys" earning the honor of being called MARINES! You don't know what that is like unless you have been there, right? I want to thank your family for giving us a Hero like Sgt. Kenneth May. May God Bless your family. Mere words cannot express the sincere feelings that I am having for your family. Semper Fi.

My deepest sorrows to you

My deepest sorrows to you Karen, Kenneth and Kaylynne, Kenny and Kaylynne were in the Youth group at Stone Rige Baptist Church when Mike and I were youth and music miniters there. God bless your family and we will keep you in our prayers. Teresa MacFall

Kenneth was a student of mine

Kenneth was a student of mine in government in 2002. He was a fun loving young man and i know he is with the Lord. I also taught Krystal and please send her my regards. Mike Bara Kilgore

Krystal May and family, My

Krystal May and family, My name is Dorothy Fraga, My son Steven Fraga served with Kenneth on the 6 man sniper team when they were deployed in Iraq a few years ago. I would just like to say I am very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you as you go through one of the hardest times you will ever have. God bless you all. Dorothy Fraga,

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