BIGLERVILLE SPC Shaun Ryan Huff, 24, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2013, while stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. He was born April 20, 1988, in Gettysburg, the son of Mary E. (McKelvey) Huff and her husband, Phil of Biglerville, and Gene E. Huff, Sr. of Maryland. Shaun graduated from Biglerville High School in 2006 and was employed with Wal-Mart, Gettysburg, until 2008 at which time he enlisted in the United States Army. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon the completion of his training, he was assigned to the 172d Infantry Brigade, Grafenwöehr, Germany. In November 2008, Shaun deployed with 172nd Infantry Brigade as a Rifleman. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom until November 2009. In June 2010 Shaun was assigned to 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y. He deployed with 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March 2011 to March 2012. Shaun served as a grenadier. Shaun's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is survived by his brother, Gene E. Huff, Jr. of Biglerville; nephews, Landon and Justin Huff of Gettysburg; paternal grandfather, Paul Huff, Sr. of New Oxford; maternal grandmother, Josephine McKelvey of Gettysburg; cousin and best friend, Zach Huff of Orrtanna; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Betty Huff, Goldie Huff, and William McKelvey; and cousins, Leroy and Nicole Huff. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Peters Funeral Home, 321 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with Pastor Bob Gray officiating. A time to share memories and an opportunity to view will be on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Full military honors will be conducted Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. To share memories of Shaun and view a video tribute, please visit www.petersfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Mar. 2, 2013