32, of Granite City, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Dec. 30, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in Baghdad.
While he did not spend his whole life in Maine, he exemplified what a Mainer is. He always wanted to stay busy. Always had a job. He was always a hard worker. He trained many soldiers during his time in the military.
Shawn enlisted in the Army to follow in his father’s footsteps. He was in the infantry, same as his father. He wanted his father to be proud of him.
Shawn is remembered by his family for his bright blue eyes, his smile, sense of humor, and dancing around the house.
Shawn was a loving husband to Stephanie and father to Cameron and Bayleigh. Loving son to parents Robert and Delaine Fugere. To honor their son, they unearthed and retrieved this stone from Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Watch this video to learn more about Shawn what this stone symbolizes. MHANF.