Originally Published: September 29, 2017 6:03 a.m.
Kashyap “Kash” Bhakta, United States Army Specialist Kashyap “Kash” Bhakta passed away on Thursday Sept. 21, 2017, at the early age of 21. Kashyap was born July 7, 1996 to Rajendra and Shila Bhakta in Barstow, California.
Kashyap lived in Prescott Valley, Arizona, where he spent majority of his teenage years. He graduated from Prescott High school, where he achieved a Degree through Yavapai College during his years in high school. After graduating from high school, Kashyap attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he studied Computer Engineering. Soon after he decided to serve his nation by enlisting into the Service.
In March of 2015 he joined the United States Army where he served as a Combat Engineer with B Company, 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas. From October 2015 to July 2016 he was deployed to Kuwait. Spc. Bhakta was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Medal.
Kashyap is survived by his wife, Jessica Bhakta; mother and father, Rajendra and Shila Bhakta; grandmothers Somben and Jamanaben; sisters Sweta Patel and Pooja Bhakta; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, also including Luna and Winston, his furry babies.
Kashyap was loved by many and will be missed by all. He was a beloved husband, son, and brother. Jai Surya.
A viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Heritage Memory Mortuary at 131 Grove Ave. in Prescott. Funeral services with Military Honors will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Prescott High School Ruth Street Theater at 1050 Ruth St. in Prescott. Final commendation will be at the Prescott National Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary. Please visit www.heritagemortuary.com to sign Kash’s online guestbook and for directions.
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