SrA Kenneth P. Hauprich, Jr., 22, was killed when a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter attached to the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment crashed near Treviso, Italy.
He was from Jamestown, Ohio and a class of 2004 graduate of Greenview High School where he wrestled, played football, sang in the choir, earned A's and B's, had perfect attendance for at least three years, and loved being in plays.
His favorite saying was "Remember that I am the good one".
Kenny always gave 150% of himself in everything that he did, whether it was him wrestling as one of the smallest one on the team to practicing with the heavy weights. This motivation carried over to everything he did from making employee of the month the second month he worked at Wendy's, or making Senior Airman below zone.
While stationed at Aviano AB, Italy, he played for the NFL Italy team where he was the starting receiver. He was nicknamed the "Gazelle" because he was so quick.
Hauprich followed his father, Kenneth Hauprich Sr., into the Air Force. His two sisters, one a twin of Kenny Jr., also crossed into the blue, according to local media in Hauprich's hometown of Jamestown, Ohio.
The SrA Kenneth P. Hauprich Jr. Memorial Highway in Ohio was dedicated to him on August 20. 2009.
He is buried in the Silver Creek Township Cemetery.