Capt Shane Reichert Martin Mahaffee
Captain Mahaffee of Gurnee Illinois graduated High School in Alexandria, Virgina in 1987 and graduated from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri in 1991. While on active reserves he graduated from Weidner College of Law began the practice of law in Waukegan, Illinois. Shane was also a retired police officer who returned from training Iraqi police in November after spending nearly a year there. At home, he was an attorney and remembered as someone who showed the same sense of duty in a courtroom that he took to the battlefields of Iraq. He was a man of even temperament who was always well prepared and dedicated to the service of his clients. Mahaffee served eight years in the active Army Reserves before getting out of the service in 2002. He was recalled under a special presidential order that allows service members with special skills to be activated for up to two years. In an interview prior to his departure, Mahaffee said his only concern was making sure his wife and children would be taken care of during his absence. He was the son of Skip and Hannelore Mahaffee and the father of two children, and a wife, Jennifer Mahaffee. His adoptive father, Skip Mahaffee. He died at a military hospital in Landstuhl after he was injured by a roadside bomb at age 36.
489th Civil Affairs Battalion
Burial is at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois