From a contemporary press report:
ADCS (AW) Kevin M. Kimsey, who won the “Navy Commendation Medal” for his Rescue-and -Recovery efforts following the 1982 Air Florida crash near the 14th. Street Bridge, Washington D.C., died in a Navy helicopter accident Tuesday near Ojai, California (28 July 1987).
Kevin enlisted in the Navy in 1974 and was later selected for the Ceremonial Guard. He carried the Vice-Presidential colors in President Jimmy Carter's inaugural parade.
After a tour in California Kevin returned to Washington D.C. in the early 1980's to become the Ceremonial Guard's Drill Master. In 1983 he was named “Sailor of the Year”. After leaving the Guard, Kevin held a post with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In 1985 he left his post with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations for duty in Antarctica.
A funeral mass was held at the Fort Myer Chapel, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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