Shane Becker

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Staff Sgt. Shane Robert Becker, 35, of Anchorage died April 3, 2007, in Baghdad of injuries suffered in small-arms fire.
A viewing will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St. A service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fort Richardson Chapel. Chaplain Jerry Sieg will officiate. The U.S. Honor Guard Team will serve as pallbearers
Shane was born Oct. 12, 1971, in Denver, Colo. He attended some college. He served in the military with the 1st Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1993 to 1996, with III Corp at Fort Hood 2002-2005, and most recently with the 440th Cavalry at Fort Richardson.
From 1996 to 2001, Shane worked as a derrick hand in the oil fields in South Texas. He became a resident of Fort Richardson in March 2006. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in 2007.
Shane enjoyed rock climbing, bicycling, hiking, fishing, family and jumping out of planes.
His family wrote, "Shane was as dedicated to his family as he was to his mission, his soldiers and his country. We are blessed to have been loved by him."
Shane is survived by his wife, Crystal C. Becker; and daughters, Cierra C. Becker and Cheyenna C. Becker, all of Alaska; mother and stepfather, Deborah and Bob Jorgensen of Colorado; sister and brother, Brooke and Matt Jorgensen of Colorado; father and stepmother, Robert J. Becker Jr. and Jean Becker of Montana; and brothers and sister, Chris Becker, Adam Becker and Nichole Becker.
Local arrangements were provided by Witzleben Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 18, 2007
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