On Saturday, July 6, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Brandy, Britta, Brutus, Butch and Flex (LCC Squad) were present for the Military Memorial Service of Seaman Kenneth H. Hickman in Freeport (Illinois). SN Hickman was lost at sea in 1958 while servicing as a Fire Control Technician (FT) aboard the USS Bristol (DD-857).
While a memorial service was held aboard the USS Bristol, there was never a memorial service held in his hometown of Freeport (Illinois) due to the lack of information concerning his death. However, thanks to SN Hickman’s cousin’s, Georgina Haynes, dedicated and tenacious research, the information his family needed for closure was found.
Finally, after 61 years, family and friends gathered to provide SN Kenneth H. Hickman a Military Memorial Service in his hometown to honor his service and sacrifice, and to also honor his family who sacrificed and suffered too long.