Where do I start?
Last year, you may remember, one of Boone County's own, Laura Chaney, died suddenly at Western Kentucky University at just 18 years old. I attended the visitation for her on May 15.
Today, I went to yet another visitation, for yet another member of the Boone County High School community, taken very young.
Adam D. Peak, 25, was killed one week ago today by an Improvised Explosive Device while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, had graduated from Boone in 2002, but went to college before enlisting in the Marines. Today was the visitation at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, from which Adam had graduated in 2006.
By all accounts, including my own, Adam was a fine young man. Nobody had anything bad they could say about him. When I later heard he was enlisting in the Marines, I knew that he'd felt the call to serve his nation.
Little did I know he would die doing just that.
If you'd like to help and you have a Fifth Third Bank branch anywhere near you, you can make a donation to the LCPL Adam Peak Scholarship Fund.
May Adam Daniel Peak rest in peace. And...as a child of a vet... I say "Good job, soldier. Welcome home."
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