GYSGT David Shane Spicer

GYSGT David Shane Spicer

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Jul 2009 (aged 33)
Helmand, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60, SITE 8846
Memorial ID 39472788 · View Source
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Gunnery Sgt. David S. Spicer, 33, of Zanesfield, Ohio, joined the Marine Corps in October 1994 after graduating from high school. He was stationed for a number of years at Indian Head, Maryland, with CBIRF and continued his service with the Second EOD Company aboard Camp Lejune, N.C. David married Katrina A. Thompson on July 23, 2005, and they had twins born in July of 2008, infant son and daughter. Their son died shortly after birth. David was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in November 2007. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 2009, assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and was an explosive ordnance disposal technician. He died July 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His awards include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous campaign, unit and service decorations. The graduate of more than a dozen service schools to include Marine Scout Sniper School and Marine Close Quarters Combat Instructor's Course, and was promoted from Staff Sergeant to Gunnery Sergeant after his death. David is survived by his wife; their daughter Abigail and soon to be born son, Chance; his parents, Sandra and Gary Lockwood; three brother; one sister; his mother-in-law, Linda Armstrong, who resides with the family; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, most of whom reside in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his infant son, David Shane Spicer II, on July 18, 2008.


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 15 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39472788
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GYSGT David Shane Spicer (13 Oct 1975–13 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39472788, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .