November 4, 2016
Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe was born July 8, 1986, and was killed in action November 4, 2016, while supporting operations in Jordan. McEnroe was a native of Tucson, Arizona.
McEnroe deployed 5 times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and other contingency operations.
He enjoyed working on cars and was a skilled guitar player. McEnroe attended college at the University of Colorado prior to joining the Army.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army, April 7, 2008, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He later attended and graduated the Basic Airborne Course,
September 6, 2008, and then attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course as a Special Forces communications sergeant, December 16, 2011. McEnroe served in 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
His military education includes the Combat Diver Qualification Course; Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller Course; Special Forces Qualification Course; Advance Leader Course; Basic Leader Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course; and the Basic Airborne Course.
McEnroe’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), the NATO Service Medal; the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 2), the Army Service Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, Combat Diver Qualification Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
McEnroe was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.