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Age:   28
Hometown: Urich
Date of Death: 5/21/2007
Incident Location: Baghdad,Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne),
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Shannon V. Weaver''s wife, Desiree, said he always put his squad before himself. "He made sure that they had all been on leave before him and he made special arrangements for one of them to be home during the birth of a child," she said. Weaver, 28, of Cedartown, Ga., was killed by a roadside bomb May 21 in Baghdad. He graduated high school in Alabama in 1998 and was assigned to Fort Richardson. In addition to previously serving in Iraq, Shannon had been deployed to Kosovo and the Dominican Republic during his 10-year Army career. Charles Heyman, whose son, Derrick, served with Weaver, said his son told him Weaver "had a big body, big voice and big heart." He was the platoon "go to" guy, Heyman''s son added. "He was so sweet, such a sweet boy, but he was tough, too," said his grandmother, Joan Weaver. Weaver''s wife was going to open a pet boarding and grooming business while he became a park ranger. "We talked about building our home from the ground up and were about to get the blueprints for the house," she said. "I''m still going to honor what he wanted to do."
Source: Associated Press
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