Jordan M. Shay

Age: 22
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
Station: Fort Lewis, WA

Killed in Action: September 3, 2009
Location: Baqubah, Iraq
Campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Salisbury, MA
Family: He is survived by his mother Holly (Foster) Shay and her companion, Richard Scuzzarella, the love of his life, Kelsey Chandonnet of Amesbury, and his beloved dog, Nora. Other survivors include his grandparents: Rita Shay of Seabrook, NH, and Dave and Carol Foster of NBPT. Aunts and uncles: John Shay of Seabrook, NH, Jim Shay and Deb Waugh of Marblehead, Paul and Mary Shay of Andover, Dawn and Rick Palmer of Seabrook, NH and Heidi Foster and Stephanie Mulherin of Candia, NH. Cousins: Ricky Palmer of Seabrook and Jessica and Colleen Shay of Andover. Jordan also leaves behind two families with whom he spent lots of time and loved dearly – The Chandonnet’s and the Deorocki’s, both of Amesbury. He is also survived by his former stepfather Bruce Arlington of NBPT and his Platoon brothers of 5-20 who are currently serving in Iraq. He was predeceased by his father Michael Shay.