Adopted town honors its Marine©Associated Press
April 2, 2003
POWELL, Wyo. -- Hundreds attended a brief but emotional funeral Tuesday for a Marine who was one of the first casualties in the war in Iraq.
Therrel Shane Childers, 30, died March 21 after being shot in an assault on a pumping station in Iraq. Known as Shane, he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
Childers was an enlisted Marine who won a commission as a second lieutenant. The 1991 Gulf War veteran was promoted posthumously to first lieutenant.
Flags at state buildings were at half-staff in honor of Childers, who wasn't from the northern Wyoming town but often visited his parents, Joseph and Judy Childers, there.
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