Kevin Berrigan
21 Years Old

January 20, 1964 to March 20, 1985

Kevin “Bear” Berrigan from Wells, Maine was a gentle, loving son and caring, protective, older brother to his two sisters.

Kevin had great compassion for the less-fortunate, whether humans or animals.

Being an artistic young person, Kevin won awards for art projects in school. He loved various sports such as football and basketball. Kevin graduated from Wells High School in 1982.

After graduation, Kevin entered the Marine Corps. He loved to travel and visited Sweden three times. He also spent a year in Okinawa, Japan while in the Marines.

Kevin loved life and lived it to the fullest in his short 21 years…


Kevin “Bear” Berrigan, 21, from Wells, Maine was murdered on the El Toro Marine Base in California.

On March 20th, 1985, Richard Plummer gained entry to Kevin’s room in the barracks.

Kevin had been instructed and forced to testify against Plummer in an upcoming court martial. Plummer wanted Kevin to change his testimony. When Kevin refused to do so, Plummer stabbed Kevin to death with a knife he had hidden in his boots.

Richard Plummer was convicted of Second-Degree Murder and sentenced to Life in Prison.

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Kevin Berrigan