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First Name: Kevin

Last Name: Morehead

Birthplace: Little Rock, AR, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Little Rock, AR
Middle Name: Neil

Date of Birth: 14 September 1969

Date of Death: 12 September 2003

Rank: Master Sergeant

Years Served: 1989 - 2003
Kevin Neil Morehead

•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)
•  Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom) (2001 - present)
•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Kevin Neil Morehead
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army

Kevin Neil Morehead enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 1989 and following Basic Training, completed Advanced Individual Training as a Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Following his participation in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, he volunteered for Special Forces training and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, NC, in 1994. After studying Arabic at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, Morehead was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and participated in numerous overseas deployments that included combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

On 11-12 September 2003, Master Sergeant Morehead was serving with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During that time, MSG Morehead’s unit was engaged in combat action against enemy forces at Ramadi, Iraq. MSG Morehead’s willingness to lead in the face of danger, with total disregard for his own safety, inspired the men of his task force and saved countless lives. MSG Morehead’s courageous actions and devotion to duty that day earned him, at the cost of his life, the U.S. Army's third highest award for valor, the Silver Star Medal.

Military Education

● Combat Medic Course
● Airborne Course
● Special Forces Qualification Course
● Combat Diver Qualification Course
● Primary Leadership Development Course
● Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses

Medals, Awards, Badges and Tabs

Silver Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device
Purple Heart
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal with 4 Bronze Knots
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4
Army Service Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Combat Medical Badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Special Operations Diver Badge
Special Forces Tab
Ranger Tab

Silver Star Medal Citation (Synopsis)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Master Sergeant Kevin Neil Morehead, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force while serving with the 3d Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM at Ramadi, Iraq, on 11 September 2003. Master Sergeant Morehead's willingness to lead in the face of danger, with total disregard for his own safety, inspired the men of his task force and saved countless lives. Master Sergeant Morehead's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


Master Sergeant Kevin Neil Morehead is buried at Fredonia Cemetery in Judsonia, White County, AR.


Honoree ID: 3942   Created by: MHOH




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