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 Troy A. Shank

Troy A. Shank

Birth
Death 21 Apr 1989 (aged 20)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot 12-D, 856
Memorial ID 2581846 · View Source
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Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - April 23, 1989

Deceased Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Troy A. Shank: Second marine dies from crash of truck into guardrail on I-81
A fiery crash on Interstate 81 in Franklin County last Sunday has claimed a second life.

State police at Chambersburg said yesterday that Marine Lance Cpl. Troy A. Shank, 20, of Carlisle died at 9: 05 a.m. Friday in Washington County Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. Shank was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Lance Cpl. Frederick Matula, 18, of Cave Creek, Ariz., that hit the guardrail in Antrim Twp. at 3 a.m. last Sunday and burst into flames. The truck was southbound when the crash occurred south of Exit 2, the exit for Washington Street in Greencastle.

Matula was pronounced dead at the scene by Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr., troopers said.

A third Marine, Pfc. Dennis Deacon, 19, no address available, was taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, but no information was available on his condition.

The three had been stationed at Cherry Point Naval Station in North Carolina, troopers said.


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  • Maintained by: af
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2581846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Troy A. Shank (29 Dec 1968–21 Apr 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2581846, citing Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by af (contributor 47059011) .