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Master Sgt. Kevin N. Morehead was a Special Forces team sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky. A native of Arkansas, he graduated from Little Rock’s Central High School in 1987. Morehead began his Army career in March 1989 and completed initial entry training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as a combat medic.
After participating in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, Morehead volunteered for Special Forces training and in 1994 completed the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, N.C.
After studying Arabic at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C., Morehead was subsequently assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he participated in numerous overseas deployments to include combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Morehead’s military education includes the Combat Medic Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Combat Diver Qualification Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course and the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal with valor device, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Combat Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Scuba Diver Badge, the Driver Badge, the Kenyan Parachutist Badge, the Ranger tab and the Special Forces tab.
Morehead is survived by his wife, parents and sister.
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