PFC Shane R Austin USA 10-08-2006 OIF Edgerton, KS, age 19. Austin died in Ramadi, Iraq, fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom during one of the bloodiest months during the war. Austin died of wounds suffered after an Iraqi insurgent threw a grenade into his tank. Shane was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.
Operation Freedom Memorial, Inc.