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Shannon Vaitier Weaver

Staff Sgt. U.S. Army

Submitted by: Christina Palmer



Shannon Vautier Weaver enlisted in he United States Army in 1997. In November 2001 he became a SPC-CPL and was stationed in Warner Barracks Germany. While stationed in Warner Barracks, Weaver served as a combat engineer, team leader, completed two operational deployments, one in Germany and the other in Bosnia Hercegovina. He became a Sgt. and completed an eleven month combat deployment in Iraq in February 2003.


In January 2005 Weaver was reassigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska. While stationed there he served as a team leader and a squad leader and in July 2006 he became a Staff Sgt.


Weaver went to Iraq on a combat deployment in October 2006. Staff Sgt. Shannon Weaver lost his life May 21, 2007 in Iraq Baghdad, Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.



He was the recipient of the Weapons Qualification Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Driver and Mechanic Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the NATO medal, five Overseas Service Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, 2 Army Good Conduct Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.



Shannon was born on January 13, 1979 in Floyd County. He, as a young boy lived with his grandparents, Joan and David Weaver in Esom Hill, Georgia/Borden Springs, Alabama area. Shannon Attended school in Polk County and was a1994 of Piedmont High School in Alabama.


He was baptized in Shiloh Baptist Church in Esom Hill, Polk County, Georgia.

Staff Sgt. Shannon Vautier Weaver, age 28, passed away on May 21, 2007.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Weaver.

Staff Sgt. Weaver is survived by his wife, Desiree’ Vaughn Weaver; mother, Chonnie Russell; father, George Weaver; sister, Dusty Weaver and grandparents, Joan and David Weaver.

The funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00p.m. in the Chapel of the Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. at the Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home.

The Olin L. Gammage and Sons Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Staff Sgt. Shannon Vautier Weaver.


Shannon will greatly be missed. He has left a large hole in the heart of his grandparents. They was so proud of who Shannon had become. God Bless you, Shannon.




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