Feb. 5, 1982 Madison Jefferson County Indiana, USA
Nov. 14, 2007 Diyala, Iraq
Kenny was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 2000 graduate of Switzerland County Senior High School in Vevay, Indiana. He attended the Mt Sterling Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, and was a member of the Switzerland County FFA (Future Farmer's of America). Shortly after graduation, he joined the Army. As a member of the 82nd Airborne division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Kenneth served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraq Freedom in Iraq. His exemplary service earned him an assignment in military intelligence at Fort Lewis, Washington. Kenneth, however, preferred working in the field to an office, and requested to transfer back to infantry. Joining a Stryker Brigade Combat Unit at Fort Lewis, Kenneth returned to Iraq for his third deployment. Kenneth received the following awards for his service to his country; the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, two Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commission Officer Development Program, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Expert Rifle Weapon. Kenneth was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Kenny had a clever sense of humor, a love of hunting and target shooting, an outgoing nature, and above all, an outstanding dedication to his country. He was killed in action in Mukhisa, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He is survived by his father and step-mother: SSG Charles Raymond and Brenda Booker of Vevay, Indiana; his mother and step-father: Becky "Shorty" and Robert Graham of Milton, Kentucky; his wife: Betzaida Booker of Fayetteville, North Carolina; his brother: Kaleb Daniel Booker of Madison, Indiana; his paternal grandmother: Inez Booker of Moorefield, Indiana; his paternal grandfather: SFC Raymond H. Booker (Retired) of Burkesville, Kentucky; his paternal great grandmother: Dorothy McMackin of Moorefield, Indiana; his step-brothers: Keith Briner and his wife: Angie of Indianapolis, Indiana; Robert Graham, Jr. of Houghton, Louisiana; his step-sister: Katrina Soles of Houghton, Louisiana; his aunts: Alice Powell and her husband: Darrell of Madison, Indiana; Eula Butler and her husband: Shan of Vevay, Indiana; his great-great-aunt: Ruby McMackin of Bennington, Indiana; his niece: Hailey; his nephew: Blayden; his cousins: Jason Rook, Jeremy Stevens, Jarrid Stevens, Andrew Peelman and Angela Powell. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: James and Cathy (Temple) Daughrity; his paternal great grandfather: Charles L. McMackin.