FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Friends of a Kentucky Marine killed in Afghanistan say they will remember his sense of humor and his willingness to help others.
Military officials said in a statement early Tuesday that 25-year-old Lance Cpl. Adam D. Peak of Florence died Sunday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Details haven’t been released.
Katie Raverty of Rabbit Hash told The Kentucky Enquirer that she met Peak when she was a freshman at Thomas More College and he was helping with new student orientation. Raverty described Peak as a jokester who “always had witty comments.”
Caleb Finch, who was in a fraternity with Peak and lived with him for a while, described him as “a big-hearted, free-spirited, fun-loving guy who would do anything for anybody.”
Peak was assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C.