McEnroe, Kevin, SSG
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18E-Special Forces Communications Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Service Years
2008 - 2016
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom


Special Forces
Staff Sergeant


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tucson, AZ
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 2016
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Jordan
Conflict
Global War On Terror/Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group


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 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of Duty
  2016, In the Line of Duty

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Parachutist (Basic)

Special Operations Diver
Special Forces

 
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Last Known Activity

Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson was among three soldiers the Defense Department has identified as being killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan in what is described as a “very tragic incident.”
The department said in a release Sunday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, of Lawrence, Kansas and 27-year-old Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas, also died Friday after the convoy they were in came under fire as it entered a Jordanian military base at Jafr.
McEnroe, 30, had more than eight years of service, according to the United States Army Special Operations Command public affairs office. He was serving his third overseas tour.
During his career, he received several awards, including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
McEnroe was born in Colorado in 1986 and moved with his family to Tucson in 1995.
His mother Linda Frost, who lives in Tucson, said McEnroe loved to play guitar, enjoyed fashion and travel and had an “incredible sense of humor.”
“He was a little bit of a class clown in school,” Frost said. McEnroe attended Green Fields Country Day School. “When he walked into the room, he had this magnetism.”
Frost said McEnroe was already two years in at University of Colorado, Boulder, when he decided he wanted to join the Army.
“We don’t really have a military background,” Frost said. “He just said he wanted to make a difference and become a Green Beret.”
McEnroe’s brothers, Nick and Chris McEnroe live in Nashville, Tennessee. His father, Brian McEnroe lives in Florida.
The Defense Department says the soldiers were assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
McEnroe’s body is being flown to Dover, Delaware, Monday, Nov. 7. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
A celebration of McEnroe’s life will be held in Tucson in January, Frost said.
In the meantime, the family asks that donations be made in memory of McEnroe to the Chapter 38, Special Forces Association at sfa38.org

   
Comments/Citation

Staff Sgt. McEnroe, a native of Tucson, Arizona, had more than eight years of service in the Army. He enlisted on April 17, 2008 and attended Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.  He later attended and graduated from the Basic Airborne Course on September 6, 2008, and then attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant on December 16, 2011. After being assigned to 5th Group, he also served on SFOD-A 5311 and 5315.  He deployed five times, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and other contingency operations.



Staff Sgt. McEnroe’s awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, Combat Diver Qualification Badge and the Parachutist Badge.


   
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