Four years ago, Staff Sgt Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, of Glendora, California, died in Afghanistan from injuries sustained when he encountered an improvised explosive device (IED) during combat operations.
Kenneth, who joined the Army in 2004, was trained as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist and was on his third deployment to the region. He is survived by his parents Nancy and Ken Bennett, sister Rene, wife Mandi and 6-year-old daughter Lila Grace.
Bennett’s parents are actively involved in a charity which provides assistance to veterans, and their families, who have been injured or made the ultimate sacrifice. To learn more about EOD Warrior Foundation, and the difference it makes, please visit www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.
(The title photo is of Aaron Causey, (http://ninelinefoundation.org/portfolio/sfc_aaron_causey) an EOD veteran injured in Afghanistan while attempting to disarm an explosive. He visited Arlington Cemetery in 2013 on his first day out of the hospital with his new legs to pay respect to his friend Staff Sgt Kenneth W. Bennett.)