SFC Shawn Dostie was born in Rumford, Maine January 7th, 1973. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School and received his Criminal Justice Degree from Troy University.

During his 14 years in the Army, Shawn’s assignments included Garistadt, Germany, Vicenza, Italy, Fort Benning, GA and 3 assignments to Fort Campbell, KY. He was killed December 30, 2005 in Iraq by an IED while clearing a main supply route into Baghdad.

SFC Dostie’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Multinational Forces Observer Medal and Global War on Terror Service Medal. In addition, SFC Dostie earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, ExpertInfantryman’s Badge, Drill Sergeant’s Badge, Parachutist Badge’s – U.S., Belgium, and British, Air Assault Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.

Shawn loved his Country, the Army, and those he served with. But most of all, he loved his friends and family, especially his children, Cameron and Bayleigh. He is remembered for his energy, his sense of humor, and his contagious smile. – Submitted by family

Shawn’s service and sacrifice was honored by his family during the 2015 TMF West Virginia Expedition.

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