“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.

Shawn was born February 27 1981 in Petersburg, VA.  Born into a military family, Shawn then moved to Radcliff, Kentucky (where he would return to and go through basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky) and from there to Covington, Virginia.  Shawn originally was going to be a tanker but changed his MOS in Iraq to Scout.  


Shawn graduated from Alleghany High School in Covington, VA and enlisted in the Army.  He had his first tour in Iraq when he was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and his second tour of Iraq was when he was stationed at Fort Drum, New York.  


Shawn was a good natured young man and had many friends.  He liked to fish, attempt magic tricks, and liked to snow board.  He is missed by his family and friends.