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May 20, 2017
Kenny left school shortly after his 16th birthday. He left one day and on the next he was a soldier. It was all he had ever wanted to be. He was my first friend in a new town. We were young boys, both interested in military romanticism.

Much later, Ken, as he became known, became a military policeman. He married and Irish girl and took a law degree from the Open University and was given a commission. By the time of his tour of duty in Iraq, he held a captaincy and was heading to being a very young major.