Kevin A. Dabrowski, 24
WEBSTER – Marine Corporal Kevin A. Dabrowski, 24, of Camp Lejeune, NC, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 in South Carolina from injuries sustained in a tragic car accident while he was returning home with his beloved son for a two-week visit.
He leaves his parents, Alan A. and Jean E. (MacManus) Dabrowski of Webster; a son, Garrett A. Dabrowski, age 2; 2 sisters, Kimberly Penney and her husband Joel of Webster and Korey Dabrowski and her fiancé Curtis Grey of Enfield, CT; a niece Mia and a nephew Michael; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by a son Jake.
He was born on December 11, 1987 in Worcester and raised in Webster. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 2006 and was in the ROTC. He volunteered as an auxiliary fireman for the Webster Fire Department for 2 years. He then fulfilled his childhood dream of entering the United States Marine Corps in 2006.
Corporal Dabrowski was currently the first squad leader of the Third Platoon Bravo Company, 1/9 Walking Dead. He served his country for 6 years during which he was deployed on 3 tours of duty: Iraq, Afghanistan and on the USS Mesa Verde. He was honored that his next assignment was to include attending jump school this fall. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO ISAF Medal. His fellow marines nicknamed him D-BO.
Kevin enjoyed barbecuing his famous ribs, flying remote control planes, being in the outdoors, mudding and listening to country music. His happiest times were those he spent with his son. He was a great father, a loving son and brother and a dedicated Marine. He was constantly in his family’s hearts and minds. Kevin will be missed terribly by all who knew him.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 11:00 AM in the Webster Town Hall, Main Street. Members of the United States Marine Corps will provide full military honors. Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, at Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street,Webster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.