Shawn was born and raised in Bluffton, Indiana. Was an accomplished athlete in high school, strong runner and a member of the wrestling team. 1990 He joined the Army National Guard and obtained a Mechanics Certification. In 1994 Shaw transitioned to the Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal Training in Coronado, Ca. Graduating in 1996. From 1996 to 2001 he was assigned to Seal Team One. From 2001 to 2005 he assigned to Group One Training Detachment. From 2005 till 2008 Assigned to Seal Team One and in 2008 he was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command. Shawn was honored by his wife Claudia who served in his honor during the Kentucky Expedition. Submitted by family

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