Maj. Kevin Michael Jenrette, 37, of Lula, Georgia died on Thursday, June 4, 2009 near Kapisa, Afghanistan of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device and small arms fire.
Born on September 2, 1971, Kevin was a 1990 graduate of Lyman Ward Military Academy and a 1995 graduate of North Georgia College and State University. Upon graduation, Kevin was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army where he became an Army Ranger and served with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He was promoted to Captain on July 1, 1999. Then he was an instructor with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, GA. In 2005 Kevin transferred to the Georgia Army National Guard where he served as a full- time officer with the Recruiting Sustainment Program; he was promoted to Major in August of 2005. At the time of his death he was serving with the 1-108 RSTA Battalion of the 48th BCT, GA ARNG. He served his country with courage, honor and humility.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Shannon Parker Jenrette and three children Corey, Brody and Megan, all of Lula, GA. Kevin and Shannon would have celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary on July 3, 2009. Kevin had a love for the military, but his love for his family far exceeded any other love. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He loved hunting, taking his two boys fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. Kevin was a devout Christian and an active member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church.