John M. Kennedy, Green Bay, Wisconsin
John M. Kennedy was a nice, respectable, and caring young man. He was about 18 or so when he got in a drove home drunk and got in an accident, and it cost him his legs. His life was changed forever, and he had to live the rest of his life in a wheel chair. Despite the new change he was very independent and didn’t want to be a nuisance. So when the sidewalk was full of snow, and he was getting home from his job, he didn’t bother to ask someone to shovel it, or plow it. Every night as he got off the bus, he wheeled his chair around the snow banks on the edge of Velp Ave., to see his fiancé. Until one night when John was 20 a white pick-up truck didn’t see him in time. The man hit John, and stopped to look at him before taking off. People in a business down the street rushed to the street because they could hear the screaming from John. He was pronounced dead shortly after. Later when the murderer was found, it was confirmed that he was drinking and driving. John was only 20, and he had a fiancé, a younger brother, a mom, a dad, and many friends, who will miss him.