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Funeral Held for NJ Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Kevin Reinhard, 25, was remembered as a "white knight" known for his courage and generosity



    (Published Monday, Jan. 30, 2012)

    Hundreds of people packed a central New Jersey church for the funeral of a Marine corporal killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

    Family members and friends referred to Kevin Reinhard as a "white knight" who was known for his courage and generosity.

    The 25-year-old Woodbridge Township man was one of six Marines killed in the Jan. 19 crash. They were supporting combat operations in the Helmand province.

    Reinhard and the other Marines were assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

    Reinhard enlisted in the Marines in the spring of 2008 and was serving his second tour of duty overseas He was due to return home to New Jersey in a few weeks.