Blain Matthew Ebert

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Washtucna, Wash.
Danekas Funeral Home
Ebert, Blain Matthew, Army Specialist, age 22, died November 22, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy forces engaged his unit with small arms fire.
Specialist Ebert was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Blain Matthew Ebert was born March 30, 1982, in Colfax, WA. He was raised in Washtucna and graduated from Washtucna High School in 2001.
Blain was a member of the FFA, Boy Scouts of America and Washtucna Youth Group. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.
He joined the United States Army at the age of 18.
He graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, OK, in September of 2001, transferring to Fort Hood Texas shortly after. Blain married Shilanta Harris May 30 2003.
Blain was dedicated to serving his country through military service. He re-enlisted for an additional five years in October of 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Shilanta Ebert; mother, Lucy Ebert of Auburn, WA; father, Michael Ebert and wife, Karen of Washtucna; brother, Tim Ebert and wife Melissa of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Melissa Ebert of Moses Lake, Jennifer Camp and husband, Justin of Ephrata and Elizabeth Ebert of Moses Lake.
A celebration of Blain's life will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Washtucna High School Gymnasium.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Specialist Blain Ebert Memorial Fund C/O Bank of Whitman, P.O. Box 623, Washtucna, WA 99371.
Danekas Funeral Home, Ritzville, WA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 25, 2004