Marshall Kennedy was born on April 16, 1985 in Forrest City, Arkansas. He graduated from Forrest City High School in May 2003 and joined the United States Marine Corps in August 2003. Sgt Kennedy graduated boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in November 2004 and later attended the School of Infantry. His first assignment as an Infrantryman was to 1st Platoon, Lima Company 3rd Battalion 1st Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA. He deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi
Freedom II in June 2004. He was a part Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq (the largest urban combat since Hue City in Vietnam) and returned stateside in January 2005. Sgt Kennedy
also deployed to Haditha Triad area in Iraq from September 2005 until March 2006.
After deployment, he was assigned to Guard Platoon Headquarters Company 1st Marines until August 2007. In August 2007, he was assigned to 3rd Platoon Golf Company 2nd Battalion 4th Marines. In January 2008, Sgt Kennedy deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary
Unit and returned July 2008. From September 2008 to June 2010, Sgt. Kennedy was assigned
to Range Company Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot- San Diego. In July 2010, he was assigned to 1st Platoon, Echo Company 2nd Battalion 8th Marines as a Squad Leader. In January 2011, Sgt Kennedy deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan until June 2011 and was later assigned to the Bethesda Detachment of Wounded Warrior Battalion- East from June 2011 to November 2012. On December 30, 2012, Sgt Kennedy retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.
He attended classes at the University of Arkansas in the Fall of 2013 and is currently working as a
Computer Forensic Analyst. Sgt Kennedy has been married to the beautiful Chelsie Kennedy since December 30, 2006. They have three sons: Ethan, Caleb, and Kellen.