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September 15, 2011
To the family and friends of Maj. Kevin M. Shea:
Please accept my remembrance of Kevin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgoten.
August 01, 2011
Although he was my professor at the Naval Academy over 10 years ago I will never forget him. He was the most productive teacher I had in my four years at the school. I am glad I had the opportunity to serve with him and believe our country is better off with him having such a large impact on our country. Thank you to Major Shea and his family.
September 14, 2010
To the family and friends of Maj. Kevin M. Shea:
Remembering Kevin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
January 12, 2010
To MAJ.KEVIN M.SHEA's family:
Fallen Soldier All Alone
Fallen Soldier Far From Home.
Trickling Down His Face A Tear,
Forgetting How It Feels To Fear
Death And All It's Fate And Glory.
Now It's Here, No Need To Worry.

Fallen Soldier All Alone
Fallen Soldier Far From Home
He's One Of Those They'll All Forget;
The Life He Lived, The Goals He Set,
The Ones He Loved, The Ones Who Wait
To See His Nearly Forgotten Face.

Fallen Soldier All Alone
Fallen Soldier Far From Home
Now Breathing's Just A Waste Of Breath
And Living's Just A Waste Of Death
As He Searches For A New Address;
A Brand New Home Free Of Loneliness.

Fallen Soldier All Alone
Fallen Soldier Far From Home
Lying Motionless On The Ground,
The Battle Raging All Around.
For Now He Is Not All Alone.
This Fallen Soldier Is Welcomed Home.

PS:He's a true hero
September 14, 2009
To the family of Maj. Kevin M. Shea:
Kevin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
September 10, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Mothers of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642
April 04, 2009
It is difficult to know what to say since I want to express my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Maj Shea. Please know that your loved one is not forgotten. I wish strength and peace to everyone affected by this tragic loss. Although I did not know him, I know that he must have been a very special person to be willing to do something that most Americans will never have to experience and for that we can never say thank you enough.
Thank you Maj Shea
September 14, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Kevin, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
June 10, 2008
On Saturday, June 14th (Flag Day) there will be an event in Topeka, KS called The Reading. Volunteers will be reading the names of the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. I'll be Reading Major Shea's name. Each Reader is given a page of 50 names - first name, middle initial, last name, date of death and home state. After each name a bell will toll. The event is expected to take approximately 6 hours to complete. It's important the family know of this event in memory of their loved one. Thank you Major Shea for your service to our country. I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. You haven't been forgotten. My condolences to his family and friends.


April 19, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Maj Shea!
September 15, 2007
I offer my prayers and sorrow for your loss. I too have a hero buried at Arlington, who shares a given name with yours. Our first anniversary of losing him is coming up, and I go often to share in the peace and quiet. Your Hero and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
August 13, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend (KIA on 07/06/07) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 12, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Maj Shea and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
May 31, 2007
On behalf of a grateful American family...

Thank you for your service and sacrifice so that others may have freedom.
May 28, 2007
My thoughts are with Kevin's family and friends on this Memorial Day. (From a daughter of a retired Marine officer.)
October 18, 2006
May God continue to comfort the family and loved ones of Maj. Shea. He made an ultimate sacrifice.
September 14, 2006
It's a little late, but I just found this website!

Kevin was such a fun kid. I had the pleasure of being his next-door neighbor for 5 years in Dallas.

Men like Kevin give me hope for this country. I'm proud to have known him.

May God bless Ami and the children, and Kevin's parents and brothers.
September 14, 2006
Remembering Maj. Kevin M. Shea, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Many Years of Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
May he rest in God's Loving Care and know that he is a True American Hero, that will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and Comfort, continue to be with the Shea family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA~1967.

" Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." ( President Ronald Reagan)

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
April 08, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Shea family in the loss of Kevin. I did not know Kevin, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten. While visiting other fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery I stopped and visited Kevin's buring place and prayed.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
October 12, 2005
I had the privelege of getting to know Kevin while stationed together at the Joint Communications Support Element in Tampa, Florida. Kevin will remain in the memories of those who were lucky enough to meet him as the best - an exemplary leader, a devoted father, and an exceptional person.
September 11, 2005
October 03, 2004
After attending Kevin's service on Thursday, I was overwhelmed at the immense influence he had on so many different people.
Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Navy were all well represented. Family and Friends were there in droves.
I will quote one Marine who was there to pay his respects,
"There are many who are touched by the Corp.
There are few who actually touch the Corp.
Kevin touched the Corp."
God Bless and Semper Fi, Kevin.
September 29, 2004
I was one of Lt Col Shea's troops at JCSE when he was a Capt. He was the Charlie Company (Quick Reation Company) Commander and I was his 1st Platoon Switch section chief. I did fill in as his Systems chief and 1st Platoon Sergeant at times. He was a great commander. Always there along side, "leading" his troops. I remember his visit to Panama when we were TDY for an exercise. Also the night before a C Company exercise that he came and personnaly visited me in the emergency room at Macdill AFB hospital after I was in a car accident. He was the military image imbodied. We have lost another good Marine, Military man, husband, father, and friend. God speed and hope to see ya one day up there in heaven.
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