My Godfather and Cousin KennyPosted on 5/26/14 - by Joanne GranvilleOn this Memorial Day, I think of you and your family. Your natural family and your family of soldiers. You were killed when I was 8 years of age and I remember it like yesterday. You were the pride of the family. The loss was palpable to Grandma and your mother. You were taken from your own young family way too soon. You are in my heart as I remember your laugh and smile. God Bless.MORE
Kenny was my Godfather and cousinPosted on 5/24/14 - by Joanne GranvilleOn this Memorial Day weekend I just found this page from my cousin Pammy Wacker. We just had a family gathering for her 50th wedding anniversary and discussed our family. My dad, Pam's father and Kenny's mom was siblings. As well as Pam's dad and Kenny's mom siblings. I thought it was so cool to have a young godfather he was so playful and such a joy to be around and then at eight years of age, I had to be told he was gone. I remember the palpable pain by our grandmother, Rose! Kenny's mom, Aunt Dot, and all the men in the family as a they were once soldiers themselves. But whenever Kenny's name was mentioned .. We all would smile because he was such a good guy, good man, good father, good husband .. And of course a war hero!MORE
Cousin KennyPosted on 5/24/14 - by Pam WackerOn this memorial day as we remember all of our beloved service people the loss of my cousin Kenny is so poignant. We had so much in common. We were close in age, married and each had 2 kids, his youngest son not yet born when he was killed. A great man, his sons should be proud.MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear 1LT Kenneth James Farrell, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
my uncle kennethPosted on 6/11/11 - by Maureen Farrell email@example.comI did not know him but I think of him often. I have heard nothing but the best of Kenneth.
Field Artillery OCS Class 23-66 Fort Sill OklahomaPosted on 12/26/09 - by Randy Dunham firstname.lastname@example.orgLT Farrell was serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 9th Division Artillery, 9th Infantry Division at the time of his death.MORE
An Edsman RememberedPosted on 11/11/08 - by Mike Prendergast email@example.comKenny attended St. Edward's University in Austin, TX, from September,1961, through January, 1965, where he majored in English.MORE
He is commemorated on a plaque that hangs in the Campus Chapel, along with remembrances of other fallen SEU alumni.
Gone, but not forgotten.
OCS ClassmatePosted on 2/29/08 - by Paul Lewis firstname.lastname@example.orgWe called him "Trini". He was a friend..he did what he said he would do. He was a lot of fun to be around. A good Yankee boy who I think of often.MORE
If I should die...remembrances for 1LT. Kenneth James FARRELL, USA...Little Neck's bravest hero,everPosted on 2/21/07If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart,. and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
Thanks to those who postedPosted on 2/19/07 - by Sean T. Farrell email@example.comI've struggled all of my life to understand the loss of my father. You all went through so much.MORE
Thank you all who posted for the kind words. You will be pleased to know that I have 3 sons and the Farrell name lives on. My Dad would be proud and
I am also a Veteran as well, serving in the USAF in the 1990 Gulf War.
We RememberPosted on 2/21/05 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgKenneth is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
A Friend RememberedPosted on 5/27/02 - by Tip O'NeillKenny was a good man. We went to OCS together and we were in the same squad. He was a team player and a leader. Even today three plus decades later, I think about him. His death was a tremendous loss to his young family, and to his friends, but it was not in vain. Because of generations of brave young men like Ken, there is no question that the world is a better place.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.