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When Corey M. Shea came home from Iraq on leave in September, one of his priorities was to get a tattoo honoring a fellow soldier killed in combat. Shea had the tattoo drawn on his right arm: "Fallen hero, Staff Sgt. Caldwell." "He got that," said Shea''s mother, Denise Anderson, "and now he''s one of the fallen heroes." Shea, 21, of Mansfield, Mass, was killed Nov. 12 in Mosul by small-arms fire. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Hood. "Corey was very well liked," said his stepfather, Jeff Margolin. "He was the gentlest kid. If he was in a confrontation, he would be the kind of guy to make peace and go on his way." An avid poker player, sports fanatic and video game lover, Shea had plans to study criminal justice at Texas A&M University. "Those guys that he fought with over there, they were his brothers. He would do anything for them _ and he did. He gave up his life for them and for everybody here," said Shea''s mother. "Anything they told him to do, he''d do in a heartbeat," she said. "He looked out for people, he looked out for me, too." He also is survived by his father, William Shea.

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October 11, 2020
Hello,
We realize that we are very late to express our deepest condolences, but we wanted to let your family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to deployed troops this week and several of these will be dedicated to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and hometown of Corey M. Shea US Army Specialist.
We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community, their families and friends and others who support our mission.

We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you safe and strong.

Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of our US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
November 14, 2015
Tonight at a yoga benefit we all gathered to raise money for the Home Base program as well as pay tribute to those soldiers who have fallen. I was given Corey's name on a card and I lit a candle in remembrance of his service and sacrifice. I have deep gratitude for his sacrifice and send my condolences to his family and friends for their loss. When I came home from the benefit I looked up his story and although I never met him, I will keep him in my thoughts always. Rest in Peace Corey.
Kelly Western
February 23, 2014
Shea,

Knowing you from the beginning of our Army life was awesome. You were a great man and an awesome Soldier. We miss you and know we will see you again at Fiddler's Green.
March 16, 2013
Corey I am proud to have had you as one of my Soldiers. You were one of the best. My God watch over your family
Jacq Poirier
November 12, 2012
Thinking of your son today love Susie Widak
Susie Widak
November 10, 2012
November 12, 2012

On the 4th anniversary, please be aware that Corey has not been forgotten. I will continue to honor his service and sacrifice to this Nation.
September 30, 2012
Remembering and Honoring Corey Shea for his dedicated service and sacrifice for this nation.
November 25, 2011
November 12, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Corey M. Shea:
Please accept my remembrance of Corey on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
January 16, 2011
From one who may not have ever met you in person Cory, but reading all I have about you, your adventurous, loving, and courageous life, I know you were a young man of compassion and love for all those you have ever met and touched with your life and presence.

I know you were "a very special person in life" and great comfort to your mom over your younger years as I've come to learn and I see this from and in the extraordinary length your mom went to, to ensure she will have you by her side for all eternity.

I may not have known you personally Cory, but knew your mom many, years ago before you were born and I know the goodness in her was passed on to you. Each day that rare few who have and hold that special kind of goodness are not with us are still always on our minds, in our hearts, and memories ... forever ... as you are indeed missed!

Go forward on swift wings with great pride of remembered friendship's Cory as "you are and never will be alone" because of those of us who care and remember an honored solder, a close friend, and ... "a loving sons ... spirit."
"We live on through you"

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to you Denise. To you and your family I share your pain and lose, my dear and never forgotten friend...

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Doug Kaplan
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Douglas Kaplan
December 20, 2010
Denise/Kristen,
Julie, Nikki, myself and my mother went to visit Corey yesterday. As per usual, his plague was surrounded by nice boutiques of flowers and baskets. We added a poinsettia which was just a reflection of the times. We also witnessed who I would assume was a passed or present serviceman who was going grave to grave adding a penny to every Plaque. Corey will never be forgotten. Stay strong in his memory. We miss you and him and hope to see you and Kristen soon.
Gary Erb
December 19, 2010
My Dear Son:
There is not a day or a moment that goes by that I don't think about you, and what could of been. My heart aches with every moment that passes. You passed away so young and so handsome. I miss you!! Your second anniversary just passed and Christmas is coming up. The holidays make me feel even worse, because you are not here with us. Jeff and Kristin miss you too. I don't know why I am writing this, but I will keep talking with you, and my faith believes that you can hear me!!! I am so proud of you, and I alway have been so. Your sacrafice came with a horrible price, I feel like me soul passed with you. But I will always be with you. And I will be with you in the end. Love and miss you!!

Mom
Denise Anderson
November 12, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Corey M. Shea:
Remembering Corey on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
June 20, 2010
hey corey not a day passes by that i dont think of you because every where i go you have been there with me at least once if not twice. for the short time we had we sure did some goofy things that were great to look back at. love always your dad jeff with you forever and then some.
jeff margolin
June 13, 2010
Hi My Son:

I miss you with all of my being. My heart and soul are buried with you. I will talk with you tonight as I do every night. My life will never be the same without you, and the world will never know what a wonderful person you are, because the Lord took you too young. You are an amazinging person and son and I keep you in my heart forever!

Love You Always
Sleep in Peace Tonight,
Mom
Mom
June 11, 2010
cousin Corey.
i miss you so much . there is never a day that goes by when i don't think about you. i wish you were still here. we all miss and love you so much . love cousin Katelyn
Katelyn Nicolas
May 4, 2010
This picture was taken just before he was deployed to Iraq
May 4, 2010
My son, my hero
March 13, 2010
miss you corey your dad
jeffrey margolin
March 11, 2010
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
December 29, 2009
I too have lost my son, it happened 8/11/07 and it feels as if it just happened. I am meeting w/fellow soldier who witnessed my son and his friends death. This is a healing moment for me as painful as it may be and I truly understand needing to be with your son when you pass, I too long to be with my son and grieve for him in my heart everyday. I know one day I will meet him w/my Saviour. I am thinking of you today and praying for you.
December 29, 2009
To family of Corey Shea, I dont even know corey and i just wanted to say that reading the story on what happened and actually feeling the lost that you guys had make me feel so sad it made tears come to my eyes. I am so so sorry for you lost and i pray over your family may he rest in peace. He will be missed terribly. sincerly, boy from NY
jason johns
December 28, 2009
Dear Ms. Anderson - I saw your story in the paper. I didn't know Corey, but I know your pain, as I too am a mom who lost my son a year ago. Just know that we will see our sons again, when it is our time to go. Our spirits will meet theirs on the other side. My heart goes out to you.
Delin C
November 13, 2009
To the family and friends of Spc. Shea. I am so sorry for your loss. Spc. Shea is truly an American hero and my wife, children, and I are forever indebted to him. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God grant you peace and serenity as you endure with your sorrow. God Bless you all.
Kevin C. Hawn
Proud Uncle of Wayne M. Geiger
KIA Baghdad Iraq - 18 Oct 2007
Kevin Hawn
October 22, 2009
Cousin Corey, I Miss and love you so much. it's been a while since i wrote in here. but i hope you end up reading this. i miss you so much there is not one day when im wishing you were here. i hope i see you one of these days.
katelyn nicolas
August 7, 2009
Dear Corey Michael Shea's Family,

Tonight at sunset I visited the cemetery where our sons' stones are in the same row. The most beautiful huge white roses are towering over Corey's grave!

I am overdue in writing to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your young, handsome, courageous, and patriotic son. I live near the cemetery and go there a few times a week. I always notice Corey's grave and how decorated it is, and I can tell he is very loved and missed.

Maybe we will meet someday, but for now, please know that I think often of your family and Corey. Our children are heroes, and we are so proud of them.

Mom of Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier,
Pamela Morse
May 27, 2009
I will never forget the personality, fun, and dedication you brought to our platoon. I am proud to have known you and shed my blood next to you.
Bill G.
May 26, 2009
i miss you corey! my love for you will never fade!! i'll see ya tonight when i close my eyes
sara kirby
May 25, 2009
corey i love and miss you with all my heart you will never be forgotten i love you love auntie lynda
lynda anderson
May 1, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Shea family and friends in the loss of Corey. I did not know Corey, 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. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Corey you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
IS NEVER TO DIE"
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
April 30, 2009
Denise, Jeff, Kristin and Corey's whole family - It's been a little over six months since Corey was called to heaven. As Kristin nears graduation and a family survives broken hearted over this extreme loss, please know that there are other neighbors, friends, people who understand your grief. Our family is privileged to know yours and to support you during your time of need. Since our son Alex died in Iraq in 2004, we realize that such a time of need can be immediately after burial, a year or two later or whenever. Do not hesitate to contact us. God bless Corey and your family.
Sincerely,
Carlos and Melida Arredondo,
Dad and Stepma to Lcpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo, USMC - 1984-2004
and to our wonderful son Brian Arredondo
Carlos and Melida Arredondo
April 6, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Terri C
February 9, 2009
If I only knew it was you. I was standing outside on the sidewalk at the High School. This must of been the day you spoke to the students. I wasn't paying attention what i was doing and walked right into this man with a very strong stern face. i said I was sorry. You said No probelem Mam. While you were walking into the school I kept looking at this Man an I just couldn't put my finger on it. I had this feeling that I new this person. I realized it was you when you turned to open the door of the school. Cory if I knew this Strong solid man was you . I would of ran to you with arms opened for the hug you always gave me. I wished that happened. I miss you Cory. Everytime I see a funky blue calvalier. You always come to mind. I miss you my lil goalieman. I'll always will keep you in my heart. Been there since I met you. Very Proud of. You became the Man I knew you would be.
Christine Thatcher
January 24, 2009
me & coreyy 2006
corey i love and miss you with all my heart.i'll never forqett you.you were the best cousin ever.you were there for me when i needed you.but i'm so proud of you for doinq what you did.

*Love your cousin
katelyn
katelyn nicolas
January 7, 2009
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith:
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen
Stephanie Rafoss
December 31, 2008
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss.
T Starman
December 8, 2008
December 8, 2008
Spc. Corey Shea
December 8, 2008
Spc. Corey M. Shea's coffin at funeral services
December 8, 2008
Denise Anderson, the mother of Spc. Corey Shea hugging her daughter Kristen
December 8, 2008
December 6, 2008
Corey,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
December 4, 2008
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Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
December 2, 2008
Dear Brave Spc. Corey M. Shea,
Twenty- one years is not enough time to forget the pain we all as Americans feel at your passing. We your fellow citizens are left with an empty spot in our hearts. We wonder why our best are sent into harms way. We wonder why God allows these things to happen. What we know for sure is you have made your mark on this world in as brave a fashion as can be expected. For you left us while serving your fellow man. We cry for one who was so dear. We remember the smiles and tears we shared as you developed into the man you became. And now you rest in peace in the loving arms of God. There is no more pain. There is only the waiting time, until the sweet breeze which is God's breath brings your loved ones to you, and you once again look in their eyes and see their pride in you reflected back. Sleep well dear son, until your family is reunited once again. Remember that you are loved and remember that you are missed. Your duty is now over. You have done your best. You have done well.
Le Le
November 30, 2008
i am so sorry for corey, he was a loving person that will always be rembered.god bless you corey we love you so much.and god bless denise she was a wonderful mother.we will all miss corey.and god bless jeff and kristen
lynda and al hoyt
November 29, 2008
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a fine young soldier, Spc. Corey M. Shea.
He was a true American Hero and we live in a safer place because of his commitment to freedom.

A Soldiers' Angel
Janet Mattson
November 27, 2008
To the family and friends of fallen hero SPC Shea....I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. May God bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. He will not be forgotten. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
Janice Oswald
November 26, 2008
I sign this book for my son Capt. Rowdy Inman who was in command of "Iron Hawk" 3rd Sqd. 3rd ACR who was killed 26 Dec. 2007. I am sure that he was in contact with your son, so in his name I would like to express graditude for your sons service to our country. As a mom I also know how you are suffering now, it never goes away it only becomes a "friend" as someone told me, I am still waiting for that day. As the Holidays are coming and looking forward to their return your life is turned upside down, know that the Lord loves you and will be watching over you with love as you go thru the trying days ahead. Contact me later and I will give you the address of a family in Maine that took pictures of the Reg. on their stop over there before leaving for Iraq. Again I am truely sorry for your loss.
Capt Rowdy J. Inman's mother
Ann Denny
Ann Denny
November 25, 2008
To the Family of Corey Shea:

My Heart goes out to your Family at this time. There are no words anyone can express that will bring much comfort at the moment. Please remember to hold tight to the warm memories, and the smiles that Corey gave. This is what will bring the most comfort to you. To recognize how lucky we have been to have had such incredible, brave children.

In the end it is their love that remains with us.

Much sadness,
Mary Ellen Callahan
Mother of SSgt Bill Callahan
8/15/78-4/27/07
Mary Ellen Callahan
November 25, 2008
My heart breaks for you and your loss. My son is also serving our country and I live in constant fear for his safety. Corey graduated from MHS with one of my other sons. Words cannot express my empathy for you.
Jane Young
November 24, 2008
To the family of Corey Shea, I want to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. I am the mother of SPC Stephen Fortunato, KIA on 10/14/08 in Afghanistan. Stephen was also based at Ft Hood. Maybe they knew each other.

I believe that they are together in Heaven, as our special angels, watching us from above, and hoping that we will be able to go on with our lives, and also saving us a spot in Heaven, where we will all be reunited someday.

Betty Crawford
Proud Mom of Spc Stephen R. Fortunato
Betty Crawford
November 24, 2008
I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. This seems such an insufficient statement, but it is true. As a Mansfield resident, I teared up at the story of your beloved son, brother, and comrade. My own cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti, is also unfortunately listed in this guest book - he was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in June, 2006. It has affected me and my family very much, and honestly, has changed the way I live my life to this day. Please know that your son's sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten and we will forever remember the very dear sacrifice that he made. I wish you much love and prayers during this challenging time, and I sincerely hope that Time will help to heal you, your family, and all those who knew Corey.
Michelle Monti
November 24, 2008
My condolences to the Shea Family. Corey will be missed by his friends and his community. We will never forget.
Justin Crews
November 24, 2008
I did not know Corey Shea but I heard about this on the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. Just know that he was known not only to you at home but to everyone in the country. As I've seen many entries from different states. Be strong and know that he died doing what he was proud of, fighting as a soldier for his country.
A friend
November 24, 2008
As a Mansfield resident, I was saddened about such a hero loosing his life for his country. I was even saddened more, when I learned that Corey was the little boy I remember attending the Jackson-Mann School in Allston during his elementary. Many of our staff remember his sweet smile and his acts of kindness in school. May God give you strength to face the difficult days ahead.
Ms. Robinson, Jackson-Mann School, Allston MA
Petral Robinson
November 24, 2008
My heart goes out to you. Corey and my son Chad were in Mosul together. Side by side they served with pride. Together again in Fiddler's Green watching over their loved ones. Forever our Heroes.
Proud Mom of
SSG Chad A Caldwell
KIA 30 APR 08
Carol Caldwell
November 24, 2008
My sincere sympathy to your family at this time of great loss. Corey is a hero and I, along with many other Americans who enjoy our freedom, will be forever grateful to him and the many others who have given their lives to ensure that we keep our freedom. Thank you, Corey, for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country. May you rest in peace.
A Grateful American
November 23, 2008
To the Family of SPC. Corey M. Shea
May it comfort you to know that others stand with you in this time of sorrow.
With deepest and sincere sympathy~
Rhode Island Blue Star Mothers
November 23, 2008
Thank you specialist Shea for the ultimate sacrifice. We will be eternally grateful for your heroism to this country. To your family & friends, my thoughts and condolences go out to you. I will keep Corey, and your family in my prayers as you go through this most difficult time!

With deepest sympathy,
Shauna Macaluso, Gulf War Veteran
USN
Shauna Macaluso
November 23, 2008
Corey, you will forever be in my heart. You were an amazing person and I am so proud of you for all you have done. You gave your life to protect us and I will forever be thankful to you. I love you with all my heart cuz and you will never be forgotten. You are, and have been, my hero. Shine bright angel.


Denise, Kristen, and Jeff. I am so sorry and my heart is broken for all of you and Corey. I love you guys.
Nikki Erb
November 22, 2008
To our friends, our family, Denise, Jeff, & Kristen,
Our hearts were broken when we heard the news. Corey gave the ultimate sacrifice to help protect our freedom. We thank Corey for his service to our country and we thank you for allowing him and supporting him to do so. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will see you soon.
Gary & Julie Erb
November 21, 2008
TO THE FAMILY OF SPC SHEA, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. IVE LOST 4 COUSINS ALL IN THE WAR. WHEN I GOT THE WORD EACH TIME I JUST COLLAPSED INTO THE MARINES ARMS, AND HE JUST SAID TO ME "IM SO SORRY, MAN IM REALLY SORRY". NOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO PASS THE WORD ON TO YOUR FAMILY, FROM ONE MILITARY FAMILY TO ANOTHER. THANK YOU COREY FOR YOUR COURAGE, SACRIFICE AND BRAVERY. MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
KEVIN GIBBONS
November 21, 2008
To the family and friends of SPC Corey M. Shea, I want to extend my heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy for your extreme loss and my eternal gratitude to Corey for his heroism and dedication to his country so that we may enjoy the peace and freedom he has given us. I will thank God everyday for his sacrifice. I will also pray for you, his family and friends, who are left behind to mourn this gentle hero. Be proud of him.

A forever grateful American
November 21, 2008
Thank you so much to the Shea family and to Corey's friends. You have made the supreme sacrifice for our country and we sincerely appreciate it. God bless all of you and I hope He will help you to deal with this horrible pain that you are in now. I just wanted you to know that there are many people who really do support our troops and their families.
Nancy DeSimone
November 21, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mother of a American soldier.
clare nelson
November 21, 2008
Please accept my sincere sympathy in this dark time. Corey's courage and sacrifice leaves us all indebted to him those who knew and loved him.
Britsarmymom
November 21, 2008
My sincere condolences. God Bless you Corey.
formerly from mansfield

Cape Coral Florida
November 21, 2008
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Mother of 2 sons
November 21, 2008
To the Shea Family,
Iam very sorry for your loss. Thank you for a wounderfu young man who was not thinking of him self but everyone else. we can never say enough to these men and women who put their life on the line for US. God Bless Corey and his family for a fine Young Gentlemen.
Mother of Two
November 21, 2008
To the family and friends of Corey Shea:

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Corey, rest in peace with the knowledge that we are eternally grateful for your service to our nation.
A Mansfied Resident
November 21, 2008
To The Shea Family, Friends and His Comrades; Corey will never be forgotten. He will always be remembered each and every year on a day we call "Memorial Day." Rest In Peace Comrade.
(Salute)
Mike R.
November 21, 2008
God Bless you, Corey, and thank you.

A Foxboro Mom
Karen Kelly
November 20, 2008
Rest in Peace, SPC Corey Shea, my Brother, and Thank You for your Service!

May the angels welcome you to that place in Heaven reserved just for Soldiers like you!

I live in North Attleboro, and served in Iraq myself in '03-'04.

May your family and those who love you never forget you, and may they always keep you close in their hearts.

I plan on coming on Sunday to honor you and render to you my Salute!

Once again, Rest in Peace, my Brother!

CPT Paul Couturier, OIF1
Paul Couturier
November 19, 2008
Thank u for your service..U are why im proud to be an American..R.I.P..my thoughts and prayers are with you and ur friends and family..and all the others in the military overseas or back in the states..god bless you all
amanda
November 17, 2008
My deepest sympathy for your entire family during this painful time. My family also lost a soldier in 2007 and know the suffering you endure. Be proud and remember him well.

sister of
Sgt. Adam P Kennedy KIA 4/8/07
Maureen Daley
November 17, 2008
Spc. Corey M. Shea
November 17, 2008
Spc. Corey M. Shea
November 17, 2008
Spc. Corey M. Shea
November 17, 2008
Spc. Corey M. Shea
November 16, 2008
Dear Shea Family,
As a citizen of Mansfield of Mansfield I am so very proud of your son. He had the guts to stand up for what he believed.
In this tragic time I send my heartfelt sympathy with tears in my eyes and heart to you. I know the pain is unbearable but I hope in time it will lessen and you remember your son as brave and honorable.
Frances Davino
November 16, 2008
My deepest Condolences to Jeff, Denise and Kristen, your son was a hero for are country and will never be forgotten my he rest in Piece with all those who served are country Respectfully, George J McDonough III (Gig) and Family Mmrgman2005@aol.com
George McDonough
November 15, 2008
To the Family of Corey, I would like to offer my Sympathy to all of you during this trouble time you now must face in the comming days. The hardest part of it all is those soldiers standing at the front door. "Please God make them go away". I see that evry night as I lay down to try to sleep. You see my Son was SSG. Robert Ryan Pirelli of the 10th Airborne Special Forces group and was Killed in Diyala Provence Iraq on 15Aug07. I do feel your pain and reach out to all of you during all of this. I do know that our Sons are together now and they await us to join them. May God guide all of you through this darkness and keep our Sons in the palm of his hands. With my deepess sadness I write this to you.
A proud Dad of American Hero
Robb Pirelli
November 15, 2008
My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family of Spc. Corey M. Shea, with a Multitude of Thanks for your Brave Young Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

The price Corey and his family have paid, Will Never Be Forgotten. May he Rest Safely, in God's Care and may the Peace of God be with the Shea family.
I am the Sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago

"Surely He hath borne our grief,
and carried our sorrows."
~ Isaiah 53:4 ~

May you find comfort and strength, in the beautiful memories of times spent with Corey.
Quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Garnet Jenkins
November 15, 2008
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Spc. Corey M. Shea our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Corey. And to Corey it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made in combat while serving the U.S. Army and his country. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Corey, you are a brave Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,409 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Corey’s family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
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