Shane Michael Hennessey

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Schertz, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Shane Hennessey joined the Marine Corps as a firefighter on Feb 26, 2002 and attended Goodfellow AFB Fire School. He was stationed at 29 Palms, California as part of Firefighter Crash Crew 374-ARFF. He served honorably, including a deployment to Iraq in 2003, earning numerous awards and decorations. While enlisted, he also earned his Associates Degree received his CDL license.

Shane will be dearly missed and remembered for so many things. He had a contagious smile. His unique creativity expressed itself in the building of rustic furniture. He had a love for the outdoors, a deep passion for his wife and five beautiful children, and a genuine desire to serve his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Shane lived his final days full of faith and courage.

Shane’s final written words were, “I am, despite my circumstances, still at peace even in the worst situations. My proclamation to the world…if you want your life to mean anything, it has to have meaning through Christ Jesus. When He is able to rule your life… your troubles and daily battles are no longer your problem. You can now relinquish them into the hands of the living God Christ Jesus.”

Age: 34

Date of Death: September 09, 2015

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