MAJ Kevin M. Jenrette
The Some Gave All 5K is dedicated to MAJ Kevin Jenrette who was killed in action on June 4, 2009, in Afghanistan.
MAJ Jenrette graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 1995 and commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army. He then went on to complete Airborne and Ranger school. From 1996-1999, Kevin was assigned to 1-21 IN, 25th ID in Hawaii, where he served as a Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader. He then transferred to the Special Operations Command, Pacific, in Camp Smith, HI, where he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the SOCPAC Commanding General. Before leaving the 25th ID, Kevin was promoted to CPT.
After completing Captains Career Course and CAS3, Kevin was assigned to HHC, 5th Ranger Training Battalion in Dahlonega, GA. There he served as the Battalion S4, Platoon Trainer, and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer. In 2005, Kevin joined the Georgia Army National Guard as an active duty officer. He was assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion where he served as the Battalion Logistics Officer. While he was there, Kevin was promoted to MAJ and then assigned as the Commander for the 2nd Regional R&R Task Force. In 2007, Kevin transferred to the 1-108th CAV in Calhoun, GA, where he serevd as the Executive Officer we well as the Operations Officer. He deployed with that unit in April 2009. Two months later, Kevin was one of three Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers killed by an IED near Kapisa.
MAJ Jenrette leaves behind his wife, Shannon, they were married for almost ten years. They have three children; Corey, Brody, and Megan. MAJ Jenrette was a very devoted husband, father, and Soldier. He loved God, his family, and his country.
The date of the race is significant to MAJ Jenrette and his family because he graduated from Ranger school on May 10th, 1996. Every year, the race will continue to be scheduled on the second Saturday in May.