IMO Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw

 

SSG Eric Shaw of Exeter, Maine and 101st Airborne Division.  KIA in Afghanistan in June 2010.

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Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw, age 31, of Exeter, Maine was killed in action on Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.  He was a Soldier in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 

Shaw was raised in Exeter, Maine.  He graduated from Dexter Regional High School in 1999 and was a 2003 graduate of the University of Southern Maine in Gorham where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and education.  His hobbies were wrestling and history.  While in college he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.  One of his long-time ambitions was to become a history teacher.

He joined the U.S. Army in the fall of 2004.  Eric was a member of the 327th Infantry, First Brigade Combat Team, of the 101st Airborne Division.  He was on his third overseas combat tour having served in Iraq twice.  His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Infantry Badge, and Air Assault Badge.  In addition, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and NATO Medal posthumously.

He leaves behind a wife and three children - ages five, two and one month.


Websites in Memory of Eric Shaw

Guestbook.  By Legacy.com.

Honor the Fallen. MilitaryTimes.


News Articles About Staff Sergeant Eric Shaw

June 29, 2010.  "DOD Identifies Army Casualties".  Defense.gov News Release.

June 29, 2010.  "Soldier with Maine ties killed in Afghanistan."  Sun Journal.

June 29, 2010.  "Soldier with Maine Ties Killed in Afghanistan".  WMTW.com.

June 29, 2010.  "Another Soldier From Maine Killed in Afghanistan".  The Rumford Meteor.

June 29, 2010.  "Soldier With Bay State Ties Killed Overseas".  WCVB TV Boston.

June 29, 2010. "Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan". WCSH 6.

June 29, 2010.  "Soldier with Maine ties killed in Afghanistan".  Portland Press Herald.

June 29, 2010.  "Soldier Raised in Exeter Killed in Afghanistan".  WABI TV.

June 29, 2010.  "Exeter-raised soldier killed in Afghanistan".  Bangor Daily News.

June 30, 2010.  "Soldier with ties to Maine killed in Afghanistan".  Kennebec Journal.

June 30, 2010.  "Soldier with Maine ties killed in Afghanistan".  Sun Journal.

June 30, 2010.  "Fort Campbell soldiers killed in Afghanistan".  Business & Heritage Clarksville Magazine.

July 6, 2010.  "Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff on Thursday, July 8".  Office of the Governor.

July 7, 2010.  "Honor guard for a fallen soldier".  The Portland Press Herald.

July 7, 2010.  "Fallen soldier returns to Maine".  Morning Sentinel.

July 8, 2010.  "Maine Soldier Laid To Rest".  WMTW.com.

July 9, 2010.  "Maine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Laid to Rest".  MyFoxMaine.com.

January 17, 2013. "101st soldier honored for saving Afghan soldiers". The Denver Post.

January 17, 2013. "High honor bestowed on fallen Maine soldier". Maine Sunday Telegram.

January 17, 2013. "Soldier posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross". Army.mil.

January 19, 2013. "Eric Shaw Awarded Distinguished Service Cross". Facebook.com.

February 16, 2013. "Humble hero from Maine honored for a final act of valor". Maine Sunday Telegram.

 

 

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