Kevin Bianchi served in the U.S Navy as a helicopter pilot. He met his wife, Rita Bianchi, at a wedding, and together they had three children. Together they experienced three deployments before Kevin passed away in a helicopter crash.
“I’ve accepted the fact that I don’t have a husband, but I think the grief never goes that while you watch your children grow they will never have a father,” explained Rita. “Our son got into the naval academy, it’s where I met Kevin, and so it means a lot. It’s hard my husband won’t be here for all the monumental moments in life.”
We all lose our fathers one day, but for many it happens far too soon. Over 97% of those killed in action are men, often leaving behind a family. Kevin sacrificed his life for our country, leaving behind his wife and children. Fallen Patriots strives to fill a piece of that emptiness, and help provide emotional support along with future financial funding for surviving families, like the Bianchi Family.