|From The Idaho Press-Tribune idahopress.com
Kuna soldier Shane G. Wilson killed Thursday in Afghanistan
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:25 pm | Updated: 5:41 pm, Sat Oct 20, 2012.
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KUNA — A 20-year-old Idaho soldier died in Afghanistan this week, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.
Prf. Shane G. Wilson of Kuna died Thursday, Oct. 18, in Khost, Afghanistan. Wilson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) out of Fort Campbell, Ky.
Wilson graduated from Kuna High School in 2011.
His family issued the following statement to the media Saturday:
“Shane died in the service of his country, and this is a very sad day for our family. He wanted to be a military man from a very young age and was proud to be a soldier. Shane was a very humble young man and was indeed one of the best men we’ve ever known. We loved him for so many reasons, including his loyalty, and he knew how to keep a confidence. He was caring and compassionate, and he always placed others before himself. He will be missed by his entire family, including his mother, father, two sisters, grandparents and great-grandparents. We are very proud of him and we do not want him to be forgotten.”
|From Kuna Melba News kunamelbs.com :
Services for Pfc Shane G. Wilson to be held Tuesday
PFC Shane G. Wilson, 20, of Kuna, Idaho, died October 18, 2012, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Khost, Afghanistan. PFC Wilson was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Shane was born on August 14, 1992 in Everett, Washington. He is a 2011 graduate of Kuna High School, and looked forward to serving his country upon graduation.
Shane is survived by his Mother, Danielle DeMarco (Kuna), Father, Greg Wilson (Portland, OR), sisters Shelby Wilson and Sydney DeMarco, and his nephew Bradley. Shane is also survived by a large extended family of great-grandparents, grandparents, a step-father, uncles, aunts, and cousins residing in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, and Montana.
A memorial service in Shane’s honor will be on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at Ten Mile Christian Church, located at 3500 W Franklin Rd., Meridian. Shane will be laid to rest in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Idaho Guard and Reserve Family Support Fund, COL Rob Lytle, Idaho National Guard, 4040 W. Guard Street, Boise, ID 83705, (208) 272-8302.
Condolences for the family may be submitted online at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com