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Kevin Kimmerly honored as Warren County's deceased veteran for December

QUEENSBURY North Creek native son Kevin Kimmerly was honored by Warren County as its deceased veteran for December at the county Municipal Center on Monday. Kimmerly, an Army Staff Sergeant, was killed in action in Iraq four years ago. Monday, Kimmerlys widow Inge and his son Christopher, now 13, accepted honors and accolades on behalf of their fallen loved one. Kimmerlys mother, grandmother, aunt and great aunt also attended on behalf of the family. Johnsburg Town Supervisor Bill Thomas and the Town Board declared last Monday to be Kevin Kimmerly Day in the Town of Johnsburg. As Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Thomas declared Monday to be Kevin Kimmerly Day in Warren County as well. Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec, presented an award signed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer from the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs recognizing Kimmerlys ultimate sacrifice on behalf of his country. State Sen. Betty Little presented the Kimmerly family the state Senates Liberty award for exceptional valor and dedication. A flag was presented to the Kimmerlys through U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand that had flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. in Kimmerlys honor. The same flag will fly at the Warren County Municipal Center during the month of December to honor Kimmerly. During Kimmerlys 12-year military career he earned numerous medals and citations including two Army Commendation Medals; six Army Achievement Medals; four Good Conduct Medals; the NATO Medal; the Armed Forces Service Medal; two Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons; the Army Service Ribbon; the Air Assault Badge; and the Driver and Mechanic Badge. After his death, Kimmerly received the Bronze Star; a Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal.

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