Patriotism was held close to Army Cpl. Benjamin Kopp’s heart. And now due to his heroic acts, a Winnetka woman has a second chance at life.
Both soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment based at Fort Benning, Ga.
Family and friends say the 21-year-old Kubik was a smart, charismatic person who always played against expectations. An avid fisherman, he was a 2006 graduate of Manasquan High School and a member of the school wrestling team.