Born: June 19, 1972, (West Hanlin, W.Va.)
and Judy Rose Childers
Sandra Brown and husband Richard (Neice & Nephew:
Autumn and Aiden)
wife Cori Childers (Neices & Nephews: Aksel, Hannah, and Marta)
and Alma Childers, Doug (Deceased) and Mae Rose (Deceased)
Uncles and Aunts:
David and Mary (Childers) Bias, (Salt Rock,
High School: Harrison
Central High School in Gulf Port, Miss., in 1990.
Donald and Brenda
Richard and Anita Childers,
Judy (Childers) and Mike Hayes,
Natalie (Childers) and Greg
Kathy (Childers) and Randy Templeton,
Donald and Agnes
Rose, Zenda and James Eby
Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by the USMC.
July 1990 (Paris Island)
- LAV-drivers' training at Camp Pendleton,
- Persian Gulf during Desert Storm I
his return to the U.S., was stationed at Camp Lejune, N.C.
Marine Security Guard Bn:
- American Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland,
Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
Citadel in South Carolina
- MECP program.
15 June 2001: Commissioned a 2nd Lt.
- Quantico, Va., to attend the basic school followed by officer
1st Battalion 5th Marine A
Company 2nd Platoon.
4 Feb 2003: Deployed to Kuwait on Feb. 4, 2003,
21 Mar 2003: Listed as Killed In Action
- Houston Tx
Therrell 'Shane' Childers
"Shane" Childers, 30, a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps, died March 21,
2003, the first American killed in combat in the war with Iraq.
was born June 19, 1972, in West Hanlin, W.Va., to Joseph and Judy Rose
Childers. He graduated from Harrison Central High School in Gulf Port,
Miss., in 1990.
He joined the Marines in
July 1990, taking basic training at Paris Island, S.C. He then attended
LAV-drivers' training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He served in the
Persian Gulf during Desert Storm, and following his return to the U.S.,
was stationed at Camp Legume, N.C.
He then was assigned to
Marine security guard duty, serving at the American Consulate in
Geneva, Switzerland, and then the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
returned to Camp Pendleton and attended his second LAR. While stationed
there he made a West Pac Cruise. Upon his return, he attended the
Citadel in South Carolina on the MECP program. He was commissioned a
2nd Lt. on June 15, 2001, at his graduation. Then it was on to
Quantico, Va., to attend the basic school followed by officer infantry
school. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion 5th Marine A Company 2nd
Lt. Childers was deployed to Kuwait on Feb. 4, 2003, with his assigned
unit and was listed as Killed In Action on March 21.
always was interested in gathering information from those with whom he
shared time. He was full of questions and always involved in the here
and now. He was proud to be a Marine.
He is survived by his
parents Joe and Judy Childers of Powell, sister Sandra (Richard) Brown
and their children Autumn and Aiden of Fort Hood, Texas, brother Samuel
(Cori) Childers and their children Aksel, Hannah and Marta of La Salle,
Ill., paternal grandparents Wilton and Alma Childers of Salt Rock,
W.Va., uncles and aunts Donald (Brenda) Childers of Salt Rock, Richard
(Anita) Childers of Huntington, W.Va., Judy (Mike) Hayes of South
Point, Ohio, Natalie (Greg) Walker of Aid, Ohio, Kathy (Randy)
Templeton of Arnold, Mo., Donald (Agnes) Rose of Powell, Zenda (James)
Eby of Lubbock, Texas, 17 first cousins and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Doug and Mae Rose of
will be 3-9 p.m. Monday at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home in Powell.
Funeral services will be scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cabre
Gymnasium at Northwest College. Burial will follow in Crown Hill
Cemetery with full military honors provided by the USMC.
memorial fund has been established at First National Bank and Trust,
Powell, with memorials to be used by the Childers family to honor the
memory of their son.
Comments from Friends and Family
|From: Walker Benjamin A TSgt
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:35:28 AM
Subject: Therrel Shane Childers
I am Shan'e first cousin, from to time, I
type in his name in Google, and read about him and see how others
remember him. Thank you for posting a profile and Bio on him, he is
truly an outstanding Marine.
Could you please ad David and Mary
(Childers) Bias, in front of Donald and Brenda Childers under his
relatives. Aunt Mary (and Uncle
David)is the elder of Shanes Dad's siblings. She and Uncle
Dave are also from Salt Rock WV. Shane spent several summers with
us(family) living at Aunt Mary & Uncle Dave's.
Uncle Dave thought of his nephew as another son, helped him build his
first car, a 60's model mustang, and was just as hard on him as Uncle
Joe, his dad.
Shane was like a brother to me, and still is. He is my inspiration for
wearing the Air Force uniform every day for the last 14 years.
Thank you, and SEMPER FI!