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SGT Jeffrey R. Shaver

Killed in action May 12th 2004

[SGT Jeffrey R. Shaver] Official Media Releases; Photos Courtesy Shaver Family   -   Posted May, 2004

Sergeant Jeffrey R. Shaver, 26, a medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, a part of the 81st Armored Brigade, died May 12th, as a result of hostile action near Baghdad.

Major General Timothy Lowenberg, the Adjutant General of the Washington National Guard and the entire guard membership wish to express their most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Sergeant Shaver.

On behalf of himself and his Command Sergeant Major, Brigadier General Hilman has issued this statement: "We are all saddened by this unfortunate event. On behalf of the 81st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, Command Sergeant Major Barr and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to the Shaver family. We will keep the families and comrades of those fallen and wounded in our prayers. God bless the brave and courageous Soldiers of the 81st Brigade Combat Team and our loved ones."

Sergeant Shaver will receive the Purple Heart and the Combat Medic's Badge for his actions and his service as a Field Medic in combat.

Governor Gary Locke's Statement on Death of Washington National Guard Soldier

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sergeant Jeffrey R. Shaver, a soldier from the Washington [SGT Jeffrey Shaver & friend Dale Raschko] National Guard's 81st Armored Brigade. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Sergeant Shaver's family and his fiancée on their profound loss.

"Washington National Guard members are our friends and neighbors. They are firefighters, farmers, business owners, grocery clerks, doctors, lawyers and others from all walks of life. They are volunteers who train on weekends to respond to state emergencies and they are a key part of our nation's armed forces. The loss of SGT Shaver, who previously worked at a vocational college helping graduates find jobs, is tragic. We must pray for the safety of all Americans as the war in Iraq continues."