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Jeffrey P Shaffer


Jeff was serving his country and was killed in Ar Ramadi when his Bradley assault vehicle hit a roadside bomb. The Lord was compassionate and Jeff did not suffer, now Jeff will never again know pain, tears, or heartache.

Jeff was born in Waco on March 1, 1985. He was saved and baptized by his Grandpa, the Reverend Lester Adams at Concord Baptist Church where Jeff is still a member.

Jeff was fun loving and put great value on making each and every day of his life a day filled with fun and laughter. He will be remembered as a sweet and very loving young man with loads of personality. He made several close friends while in the Army and spoke of them every time he talked with his family in Waco.

Jeff however felt pain at the loss of several friends which included his best friend, Private First Class Brett Tribble. Jeff was a good soldier and talked often of his love of being a soldier. Some of Jeffrey’s last words to his Mama were, “Don’t be mad or upset with me but in October I am going to re-up.” He also went on to say, “I think the Army’s been good for me.”

Jeffrey’s goals where to move up in rank and do well enough to become a top ranking soldier. Jeff said he was proud to be an American and to be serving his country. Jeff joined the Army because of 9/11 and the fact he wanted to protect his daughter and family from any more terrorist attacks.

Jeffrey told his Dad, “I don’t want Stephen and Addrin to have to come over to Iraq to fight so I will stay here until this job is done.” Jeffrey has left behind several soldiers he considered close friends: Moreno, Bakaian, Evans and Staff Sgt. Harris of whom he spoke of often.

Jeff will always be with us in our hearts and memories. Jeff had the ability to make you laugh and we will continue to laugh every time we remember the fond times we shared together.

He attended West Junior High and High School. He graduated from Ft. Benning, Ga. on May 5, 2005. He then went to Baumholder, Germany where he was stationed until he was deployed to Iraq in November 2005.

Jeffrey will be missed by all who knew him. He is an American soldier and hero.


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