SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — For five years, the people who loved Sgt. Kyle Harrington have come together to remember the young father, killed during his second tour of duty. This weekend, they’re back at it for what would have been his 30th birthday.
One at a time, the bikers for the 5th Annual Memorial Ride in Sgt. Kyle Harrington’s name rumble their way back to a quiet park in Rehoboth. This is a tradition honoring the man who died for his country leaving behind his friends and a very young family.
“He just became a huge support system,” said Faith Harrington, his wife, “and just supported us and took care of us and was just a protector.”
Faith say they married young and had two children, Joshua and Kaylee.
“It makes me feel really responsible that I take a part in the bike run in honoring my dad,” said Joshua. “It really makes me feel happy, makes me feel like I’m doing something.”
Now, the annual event raises money for a scholarship fund in Kyle’s name, for a student pursuing a career in criminal justice, which was Kyle’s plan when he got out of the military.