USCGA Cadet passes away

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  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Coast Guard classmates to attend Cadet's funeral

    Published 03/02/2010 12:00 AM
    New London Day

    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


    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.
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    That's great that USNA provided housing.

    My prayers go out to the family and his extended USCGA family.
  3. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014 5-Year Member

    Sep 18, 2008
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    kenny's friends and family started a facebook group shortly after he collasped, using it to give updates on kenny's condition. Shortly after christmas it sounded like kenny was doing much better and was much more responsive during physical therapy. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family. Even though I did not know kenny, I was devestated to hear of his passing. I think it is admirable that such a large support group from the academy will be attending the really shows that the coast guard is one family and that each loss is felt

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