Wounded Warrior Passes Away

Over the years, I have had the honor of getting to know Terry Hardin, Kevin Hardin’s mother. It is with heavy heart I learned that Kevin, a severely wounded warrior, passed away on January 22nd , in Killeen, Texas. Kevin fought for many years, and Terry has been a strong advocate for her son. She sacrificed so much to be there to help him.

Please keep this family in your prayers. Remember that the families serve too.

Kevin M. Hardin

Born: 1986-02-24
Died: 2012-01-22
City: Killeen
Specialist Kevin M. Hardin, 25, of Copperas Cove, passed away Jan. 22, in Killeen. Funeral services have been set for Friday Jan. 27, at 9:00 A.M. at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow with full military honors at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Kevin was born and raised in South Florida. He retired due to severe injuries received in Samarra, Iraq on 9/30/2007. His military awards that he received during service were the Purple Heart, Combat Medic Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Achievement Medal. Kevin had a smile that would brighten up any room, and a personality to go with it. Kevin”s sense of humor would make anyone laugh. Kevin was always there to help his army buddies any way he could. Kevin felt such a bond to his army buddies that even though he was medically retired from the army, he wanted to make Ft. Hood his forever home to be there close to them. He had a passion for fast cars, especially his Mustang. He had a tender heart, sweet spirit, and love for his family, friends, especially his wife Lillian. He will live forever in our hearts. Kevin is survived by his wife Lillian Hardin of Copperas Cove. Parents: Charles, Terry Hardin of Eddystone, Pa. Brothers: Kenneth Hardin of Copperas Cove, Kyle Hardin, Keith Hardin both of Eddystone, Pa. Maternal grandmother Cindy Stewart of West Berlin, NJ. He is also survived by his loving mother-in-law, Peggy May of DeLand, Florida and his pets that he thought the world of, Aleigha, Dia, Sable, Angel. He also has a host of aunts, uncles, in-laws.