Fallen Havre De Grace Veteran To Be Honored At 56th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony At Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

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HAVRE DE GRACE - A Havre de Grace veteran will be honored during the 56th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.

Second Lieutenant William S. Kilmon, US Army, of Havre de Grace, tragically died on October 2, 2022. Kilmon passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident near Ft Benning, GA.

According to his obituary, he had recently completed the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course and the Basic Airborne Course. The 24-year-old was preparing to enter the U.S. Ranger Academy in early October.

His obituary states that he was “very much looking forward to his first assignment to the recently reactivated 11th Airborne Division near Fairbanks, Alaska.”

Kilmon went to Aberdeen High School, where he was a varsity football and lacrosse player. He later earned a degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University. He was also a member of the ROTC program at WVU, where he was recognized as a distinguished military graduate in the top 20 percent of all ROTC cadets in the country.

His obituary states that he loved to fish, crab, hunt, and boat on the Chesapeake Bay.

“He lived life to the fullest and seized every possible minute to enjoy the things he loved to do with his family and friends,” the Zellman Funeral Home obituary reads. “His father, LTC(R) Scott Kilmon, mother, Dawn, brother Jake, and sister, Maggie, love him more than life itself.”

Kilmon is also survived by his great-grandmother Dorothy Fraschetta, grandparents Patty and Tommy Fraschetta, Scott and Susan Kilmon, Uncle Thomas Fraschetta, Uncle Steve Kilmon and Aunt Deena, Uncle Tom Leahan and Aunt Dana, and cousins Shelby, Taylor, TJ, Nikolas, Sarah, and Ellie.

The Memorial Day observance at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will include a wreath placement, tributes to those lost, TAPS, and a 21-gun salute. The United States flag will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon, per Memorial Day protocol. The ceremony is open to the public and will also be live-streamed.

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