Harrison Co. Board honors Coast military hero
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A Coast native who gave his all in the military 20 years ago was recognized Monday by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors.
A proclamation from the Board honored First Lt. Shane Childers, a Saucier native who was the first U.S. Marine killed by enemy fire in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Childers was a 1990 graduate of Harrison Central High School and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The school’s ROTC commander was on hand to receive the proclamation recognizing this Gulf Coast hero.
“I was humbled to be asked to receive Lt. Childers’ resolution plaque to be displayed at Harrison Central High School,” said Master Sergeant Donovan Whitfield, JROTC Army instructor. “I will be able to explain to my students that our freedoms should not be taken lightly. Now, Lt. Childers’ heroic actions will not be forgotten for generations to come.”
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