January 31, 2013

Kentucky Soldier Dies in Alabama Accident

A member of the U.S. Army since he enlisted two weeks after he graduated from Bourbon County High School, CW2 Kenneth Lee Barker, who earned twenty-eight medals while serving his country, died tragically in a car accident while stationed in Alabama.

He served for 12.5 years before his untimely death.

Barker was in instructor school, which he was close to completing when he was killed.

He did two tours in Iraq as a crew chief, according to his uncle Don Barker, who said he also did a combat tour in Afghanistan as a pilot.

Left behind is his wife, Krystal Barker and their two sons, Branson And Kohen.

Barker will be laid to rest on Friday, February 1st at 11:30 at Southland Christian Church in Nicholasville.

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