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Don Bosco Grads Raise Funds For Family Of Fallen Soldier

Thomas Kennedy holds his twin children (credit: Kennedy's Angels)

Thomas Kennedy holds his twin children (credit: Kennedy’s Angels)

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RAMSEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - Graduates of Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey have been raising money for the family of one of their own killed in action in Afghanistan.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The fundraising effort has been dubbed Kennedy’s Angels.

When you see Brody and Maggie’s darling little faces, you’ll know why.

The twins soon will turn two, without their father.

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan took the life of Army Major Thomas Kennedy three weeks ago.

In that short period of time, former classmates and hockey teammates from Don Bosco have collected more than $325,000.

Jim Finn started the fund and he is simply astounded.

“By the time we woke up Friday morning, it was at $13,000. By the time we went to bed Friday night, it was $60,000. It’s just been growing ever since,” Finn told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

35-year-old Major Kennedy was a decorated 12-year veteran, a West Point graduate who loved his country.
Judging by the outpouring of support, he was loved in return.

If you want to donate to the fund, click here.

A fundraising event is also being planned in Hoboken and Boomer Esiason proactively contacted its organizers saying he wants to attend.