As 2013 begins, Team Jesse Lacrosse heads to Southern Florida to participate in the Bump & Grind Tournament for their third consecutive time and this year they will be playing in honor of Major Thomas Kennedy.
“Everything TK did he put his all into and took damn good care of his family and soldiers”, wrote one of Team Jesse Lacrosse’s newest members as he nominated Major Kennedy for recognition. “He left behind a wife, a large close knit Irish family, an entire West Point post that mourned his loss for weeks and 1 year old twins. I cannot think of any other warfighter that I would want to honor more than Major K. He was a mentor and friend to everyone that met him, and is truly missed by all” he concluded.
Kennedy graduated from West Point in 2000 and served two tours of duty in Iraq prior to the tour in Afghanistan that began in July of 2012. Major TK was killed by a suicide bomb attack on Army leaders while on a key leader engagement on August 8th, 2012 in Kunar Province in Afghanistan. Kennedy was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Ft. Carson, Colorado.
As Team Jesse takes the field in 2013, Major TK will be an inspiration for us all…both on and off the field.