Kade Edward O'Brien 3-8-86 4-11-11

Kade was born on March 8, 1986 and was a life long resident of Honeoye Falls, NY. While growing up, Kade attended Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District. He was very active in many sports including, Soccer, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Football and Weight Lifting. While in his senior year of Hifg School entered the delayed enlistmant program of the U S Marines. A long-term desire and driven by events of 9-11-2001. After graduation in June of 2004 Kade went to Parris Island Marine Recruit Training depot on July 5, 2004. After graduation of his basic training and completion of specialized skills Kade was Combat Deployed with the 2nd AAV BN delta Company MT Platoon to Fallujah, Iraq.

Kade served two Combat Deployments in and around the city of Fallujah, Iraq. By his second deployment Kade was promoted to the NCO rank of Sergent, and was responsible for over 100 men and 70 armored vehicles. On more than one occasion, sgt. Kade O'Brien was recognized by his Marines for saving several lives in combat conditions.

After fulfilling his commitment with the US Marine Corps, Kade returned home to pursue a college education, studying at both Loch Haven University in Pennsylvania and MCC in Rochester, NY. Kade was studying criminal justice and pursuing a career path in law enforcement. On january 12, kade's son was born.

Tragedy struck the O'Brien Family on April 10,2011 when kade was on his motorcycle and was struck by an inattentive driver on Clover St. in Mendon Ponds park. After a heroic battle for survival the O'Brien Family agreed to have a life support system turned off; Kade passed shortly after noon on April 11, 2011.

It is the wish of the O'Brien family that Kade's courage and legacy live on, not to be forgotton; through determination, discipline, and giving back, an inspiration for all of us. Additional information can be found at www.thekadeproject.com

Semper-Fi.