Saturday, August 30, 2008

Vincent Kehoe of the 10th dies

On Thursday August 28, the Boston Globe published an obituary/article for Vincent Kehoe, formerly of the 10th Regiment of Foot (recreated). Mr. Kehoe died on August 17 in Somis, California at the age of 86. Mr. Kehoe was a make-up artist in the film industry, but during the 1970's he was responsible for remaking the image of British Revolutionary War reenactors.

At that time Vincent was a Revolutionary War historian living in the area. In preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, in 1969 Mr. Kehoe founded the 10th Regiment of Foot. He soon set the standard for historically accurate uniforms, accoutrement's and conducting proper drill and tactics. Mr. Kehoe's efforts are directly responsible for the spit and polish of the 10th Regiment and the professional appearance of the British Revolutionary War reenactors in New England today.

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