Taps: Kevin Helmick ’91

Sad news to report from the class of ’91: their Brother Rat Kevin Helmick passed away a few days ago from pancreatic cancer. The note from one of his BRs to me said, “He was the lax coach at The Highland School in Warrenton, VA and he leaves behind his wife Kristy and three daughters. His sister established a Go Fund Me site to help defray the medical bills and other costs…”

That link is HERE.

They’ve raised an impressive sum so far, but I daresay that the VMI alumni community can put them over the top.

RIP.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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