Veteran Of The  Day

Therrel Shane Childers

Childers came from a military background; his father served in the Navy for 22 years, as did his brother for 8.

Therrel Shane Childers

Childers hailed from Harrison County, Missouri.

Childers was able to travel the world on security duty, serving as embassy security in Geneva, Switzerland and Nairobi, Kenya.

Therrel Shane Childers

Childers served from 1990-2003 in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was the first American casualty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Therrel Shane Childers

Childers attended The Citadel as a part of the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Program. He majored in French.

Childers served during Desert Storm in 1991. He was killed in action on March 21, 2003 in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and promoted to first lieutenant.

Therrel Shane Childers