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Sad News from Iraq

Sad news, everyone.

To ALCON, I regret to inform the 0602 community of a tragic loss to our ranks.

On 14 Sep 2004, Major Kevin Shea was killed by enemy indirect fire at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. The RCT-1 CO and Sgt Maj were also WIA. He was one of the best in the business both as a Communications Officer and as a leader. Kevin was a veteran of Desert Storm where he served with 9th CommBn. He was a Jump and Scuba qualified Force Reconnaissance Company S-6. He completed a tour at JCSE, earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at NPS then taught and mentored at the USNA for 3 years.

Over a year ago, he took over as the S-6 for 1st Marines which became RCT-1in order to conduct combat operations in Iraq. Kevin was selected for LtCol and command screened to be the Commanding Officer of 9th CommBn in June 2005.

He was an innovator, a visionary, an intellect, one tough guy, and a very good friend. He will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife and two children, please keep them in your prayers.

Kevin turned 38 yesterday, 14 Sep.

Semper Fi,

LtCol Paul A. Miller, USMC
AC/S G-6
1st Marine Division
Ar Ramadi, Iraq

Damn...just damn.

Here's more about Major Shea.

Please keep the Shea family in thoughts and prayers.