Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Shane R Becker

Helena, Montana

April 3, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
35 Army SSG

1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Fort Richardson, Alaska

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.

From The Missoulian missoulian.com 04/05/07:

Military says soldier killed in Baghdad was from Helena
Posted on April 4
By the Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. - A soldier whose hometown was listed by the military as Helena was killed by small-arms fire in Baghdad.

Shane Becker, 35, grew up in Greeley where his stepfather is a firefighter, the Greeley Tribune newspaper reported.

He died Tuesday, the military announced Wednesday.

Becker was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Becker is survived by his wife, Crystal, and two daughters. He was a 1990 graduate of Greeley West High School.

Dale Lyman, spokesman for the Union Colony Fire Authority in Greeley, confirmed that Becker was the stepson of Bob Jorgensen.

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