Coast Guard classmates to attend Cadet's funeral Published 03/02/2010 12:00 AM New London Day http://www.theday.com/article/20100302/NWS09/303029905/-1/NWS New London - More than 200 cadets and staff from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are in Maryland to attend the funeral today for Kenneth Link, a cadet at the school. Link (2012), of Baltimore, collapsed in August while running and went into a coma. He had just finished his first year at the academy. He died last week. The majority of Link's classmates made the trip, along with several upperclassmen who ran cross country with Link. The superintendent, commandant of cadets and two chaplains also are attending the funeral, according to the academy. Cadets will participate in the funeral by giving a eulogy, reading Scriptures and singing. The academy plans to hold a memorial service at the New London campus but the date has not yet been determined. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For those desiring, memorials may be made in his memory to: United States Coast Guard Alumni Association 47 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT, 06320 and/or, Attn. Kenneth Link Memorial Fund Eastern Tech High School 1100 Mace Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21221 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A sincere "Well Done" to the USNA for providing the 200+ cadets a place to stay last night.