Let the memory of Kevin be with us forever
  • 25 years old
  • Born on February 24, 1986 .
  • Passed away on January 22, 2012 .

Kevin was born and rasied in south Florida. He retired due to severe injuries received in Samarra, Iraq on 9/30/2007. His military awards that he received during service were the Purple Heart, Combat Medic Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Achievement Medal. Kevin had a smile that would brighten up any room, and a personality to go with it. Kevin's sense of humor would make anyone laugh. Kevin was always there to help his army buddies any way he could. Kevin felt such a bond to his army buddies that even though he was medically retired from the army, he wanted to make Ft. Hood his forever home to be there close to them. He had a passion for fast cars, especially his Mustang. He had a tender heart, sweet spirit, and love for his family fiends, especialy his wife Lillian. He will live forever in our hearts. Kevin is survived by his wife Lillian Hardin of Copperas Cove. Parents; Charles & Terry Hardin of Eddystone, Pa. Brothers; Kenneth Hardin of Copperas Cove, Kyle Hardin & Keith Hardin both of Eddystone, Pa. Maternal grandmother Cindy Steward of West Berlin, NJ. He is also survived by his loving mother-in-law; Peggy May of DeLand, Florida and his pets that he thought the world of; Aleigha, Dia, Sable & Angel. He also has a host of aunts, uncles & in-laws. 

Posted by Robin Rodriguez on 4th December 2018
You don’t know me but I just saw the “Say Yes To the Dress”. It was the episode involving Kevin. I was so excited to see that they were going to lower the cost of the dress and also give them discounts and take care of them. It brought tears to my eyes. Kevin had such great love for his wife that he didn’t want to be there when she picked the dress. She looked gorgeous in the dress and appeared very happy. I’m glad to see that they were able to get married before he passed away and were able to share each other for just a little while longer. I will pray for God to continue to be by her side, to bless his memory, and to watch over her and Kevin‘s family as well. Thank you for sharing this tribute page and Kevin’s memory. God bless, Robin Rodriguez
Posted by Jill Varrichio on 21st November 2018
I just saw the episode of Say yes to the dress...my heart goes out to you, Lillian, and your entire family. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1991, and spent my career at the VA, and also caring for wounded warriors. It touched my heart, seeing your beautiful story. I understand this unspeakable loss. My only daughter, age 22 back in 2012. I think you know where your heart has called you to do. Bless you, always..
Posted by Janet Sherman on 25th March 2018
Lillian I am so sorry for the loss of Kevin may God be with you and keep you strong and I know you'll become a great nurse I just watched the series for the first time of Say Yes to the Dress and you have one fantastic young man as your husband and your best friend again to his parents thank you for your son service and sacrifice to this country Lillian I just wish you had a piece of him to remember him by a child but you have the good memories God bless you and stay strong. I have a daughter with PTSD and boy it's hard to deal with but we're hanging in there good luck to you and your future sweetie and God bless you
Posted by Penny Scott on 10th November 2017
What a wonderful tribute to Kevin-and to see the rerun of the Love Story on TLC's Yes To The Dress of you two getting married again with family and friends. The glow between you two!! Because of God's hand, God's Plan you were able to meet at Walter Reed and support and love each other so beautifully. I am so sorry for your loss Lillian but rejoice that we had a chance to see what a Southern gentleman, son, friend, solider and best yet, husband Kevin truly was. Until you see each other again..
Posted by K K on 10th November 2017
I was so sad to see the memorial tribute to Kevin at the end of the episode of SYTTD that I just watched. What a beautiful love story. So very sorry for your loss
Posted by Kathy Abelson on 25th July 2017
I too just watched your episode of SYTTD and I am so sorry for your loss. My message to you is that some people go through their whole life never finding the right one, your one true love and soul mate. You were blessed to have found Kevin and were able to share your life with him if just for a short time. I don't know if you're a believer but God promises that we will be united again with our loved ones and be with Him forever. May the comfort and peace of our Lord be with you.
Posted by Kelly Switalski on 25th July 2017
I was watching a Re run episode of Say Yes to the Dress was confused at the end to the memorial of your husband went online to find out what happened people like you inspire me and lift my heart for others with God's giving Grace you still Grace others with God's gift from you you are truly amazing woman please continue to help all that you can I hope that you have found peace just in the pleasure of the short time you had with your husband
Posted by Robert Eddy on 29th May 2017
My wife and I just finished watching the SYTTD episode and I ended up on line looking as many have to see if Kevin was the husband. We both were saddened to find out he had passed away so soon after the wedding. I have read many comments on this site and several others that talk about how sad this situation has been and I agree on the surface it can make even the most hardened cry. However, I felt the need to point out another aspect that I believe has been ignored. While Kevin's injuries were traumatic, and eventually the cause of his passing, they were also the reason this couple was fortunate enough to find each other. As his caregiver, she was given the opportunity to meet and fall in love, as did Kevin. We often find ourselves asking why God took someone from us so soon. But we forget, it was He who brought them together in the first place and it was his plan, not ours, that gave them this wonderful opportunity. Mourn yes, but we should also celebrate this wonderful love story and, if we all truly believe in eternal life, they will only be apart for a short time in terms of spending eternity together. This is not the end for Kevin and Lillian, as I say with the loss of a loved one, "Until we meet again".
Posted by Stephanie Hunte on 29th May 2017
I just watched the episode of Say Yes to the Dress featuring Kevin and his wife. His adoration for his spouse and their mutual love for each other was heartwarming. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing and pray for peace for his wife and their family.
Posted by Jeannine Gonzales on 6th May 2017
Dear Lillian: I just watched your episode from Say Yes To The Dress and I was so shocked to see at the end of the show Kevin's memorial. I had to rewind it to make sure I read it right. My heart and prayers go out to you and his loved ones! So, so sorry for your loss. My son also went to Iraq twice and thank the good Lord he made it home safe. Always hold him close to your heart sweetie. I was so impressed how everyone pulled together to give you and Kevin the wedding of your dreams. You looked gorgeous! Again my prayers are with you and thank you Kevin for your years of service!! Just remember, you will always have him as your Guardian Angel!
Posted by Shirley White on 6th May 2017
It is now 5/6/2017 and I too just watched the *Say Yes to the Dress* with Kevin and Lillian. Sure the dress was beautiful (and the bride), but what impressed me to the center of my heart was seeing Kevin knock on the door.. to tell his wife he wanted to wait to see her in the dress on their wedding day. I was so envious of this lucky bride to be marrying such a gentle, sensitive man. Thank you for your service Kevin Hardin..you will not be forgotten...
Posted by NICOLE BROWN on 6th May 2017
I just watched "Say Yes to the Dress" and was so touched by your story. My heart ached when I learned of Kevin's passing. I pray for his family, friends and a special prayer for Lillian that she will always have a loving and caring spirit. God bless!
Posted by Carol Pate on 5th March 2017
Just watched your wedding on Say Yes to the Dress and the footnote at the end. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you too for the service your husband gave to our country. God Bless You!
Posted by Margaret Cmiel on 15th September 2016
I saw your story today on Say Yes to the Dress. And truly sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. Thank you Kevin! I will always keep him in my thoughts and prayers! God bless ya'll!
Posted by Karen Petersen on 28th August 2016
I was watching Say Yes to the Dress today and saw Kevin and Lillian. I had seen the episode before, but I was still so happy for you both. I didn't remember that he had passed the last time I watched the show. My son, too, has very severe injuries from deployment. Just wanted to send a hug and prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Maureen Rota on 11th November 2015
How appropriate to see Kevin on "Say Yes to the Dress" today, Veterans Day. A simple thank you for your service just doesn't seem to be enough. Praying for your lovely bride and family that they will be forever comforted until you are reunited.
Posted by Sharon Travis on 29th April 2015
Sending love and peace your way. Watching "say yes to the dress" your story touched me deeply. Wishing for you and all your family that sweet memories of him and the joy he brought during his lifetime will ease your pain in some way in the days ahead.
Posted by Yevett Allen on 11th November 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. Just saw your story on Say Yes to the Dress and I was so touched by your love for each other.
Posted by Kat Congreve on 24th July 2014
So sorry x
Posted by Suzanne Watts on 14th December 2013
I Was Forever Touched By Watching Your Story On "Say Yes To The Dres." It Touched My Heart In So Many Ways. I Had Recently Lost My Cousin He Was Serving In Iraq And His Convoy Became Under Attack. I Cried When Lillian Found Her Dress. She Looked So Beautiful And Was So Happy. Thank You So Much For Serving Our Country.

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