“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Scott W. Shaw was born in Norwood, MA, and grew up in Bourne, MA. He joined the Navy in 1994 and became a Navy Diver. "He was a protector of the vulnerable," says his father, " he would often put bullies in their place.” Scott was an avid snowboarder and hunter and loved anything to do with water. His father remembers a time when Scott was hunting: “He was wearing a ghillie suit (suit of camouflage) he made himself,” said his father. “He went into a field and laid down and fell asleep. He woke up and was surrounded by deer. He jumped up and they all ran away.” Scott is remembered by his wife, Tanya, his children, Shaina, Justine, and Jeremiah, his brother, Kevin, his mother Carol Renaccio, and his father Al Shaw. “We love you Scott and Miss you every Day.”