Another Dutchess County Military Member Dies Overseas


(Poughkeepsie, NY)  --  Another Dutchess County resident has died overseas while on active duty in the U.S. Military. 

The Defense Department says Navy service member 35 year old Shannon Kent from Pine Plains was among four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria on Wednesday. An Army officer and two American civilian contractors also died in the bombing which ISIS says it carried out.

In a statement County Executive Marc Molinaro says, “May  her light shine on through her friends and loved ones, and may her family find peace during this difficult time. Dutchess County will long remember Shannon’s service to our nation and her ultimate sacrifice.”

Kent was a recipient of two Joint Service Commendation Medals, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and a Joint Service Achievement Medal.

Shannon Kent also held an Iraq Campaign Medal and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.


(Photo by Win McNamee-Getty Images)



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