The casket of Army Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy is brought out to the hearse, after a funeral service on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Church of St. Patrick in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. The 25-year-old ... more 
The casket of Army Spc. Joseph A. Kennedy is brought out to the hearse, after a funeral service on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Church of St. Patrick in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. The 25-year-old Kennedy, a native of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in combat in Afghanistan April 15. He graduated from Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in 2004 and joined the Army in 2009. His unit was based out of Fort Knox, Ky., and deployed to Afghanistan in January. He was on his first combat tour and had aspirations of becoming an engineer in the Green Berets. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 2:49 PM EDT