Shawn H. McNabb

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Terrell, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant. Shawn Henry McNabb volunteered for the Army in July 2003. Following basic training, he served with the 702nd Combat Support Medical Company. In October of 2005 he was assigned to the 57th Air Medical Ambulance Company, “The Originals” at Ft Bragg, NC. In 2008, he was assigned to 3RD Battalion, 160th SOAR(A), in Savannah, GA. He was a combat veteran with five deployments.

Shawn loved and enjoyed living. He had an infectious smile and was a prankster. What most people remember about him is that he would always try to help people who were down and try to bring them back up. He had the ability to do that effectively and had a kind giving heart. He was always friends with everyone.

While serving in Iraq as a Flight Medic he was cited by Commendation with saving just over 50 soldier and civilian lives and flew over 325 missions transporting the injured. While serving, he received more awards and decorations than can be listed here. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and given KIA status.

Age: 24

Date of Death: October 26, 2009

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