Trinidad and Tobago and Defence Force midfielder lance corporal Kevon Carter will be given a full military funeral today, a week after suffering a heart attack while training with his professional club team.
Carter’s funeral takes place from 10 a.m. at the Trinidad Christian Centre, corner Morne Coco Road and Simeon Road, Petit Valley. Following the church service, the casket will be part of a military funeral procession and Defence Force personnel will proceed north along Long Circular Road to the military cemetery where the body will be interred.
Carter died on Friday morning en route to the Community Hospital of Seventh Day Adventists in Cocorite after complaining of chest pains on the said morning. He and teammates were preparing for local Digicel Pro League matches and upcoming Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship games in Jamaica from March 21-25, when he suffered the heart attack at the Defence Force’s Macqueripe Road ground and began vomiting shortly afterwards. He was rushed to the nearby Defence Force headquarters infirmary in Chaguaramas where medical staff tried stabilising the national footballer before taking him to the hospital.
In midweek, Defence Force head coach Russell, his coaching staff, and teammates of the deceased Carter underwent a group therapy session to help them cope with the loss of their close friend, teammate and colleague.
“I’m taking it one step at a time,” a still distressed Ross Russell stated.