Staff Sgt. Russell K. Shoemaker
United States Army
KIA 24 May 2007, Iraq
31, of Sweet Springs, Mo.; assigned to 1st Brigade Transition Team, and attached to the 4th Infantry
Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died May 24 in Baghdad of wounds
sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Also killed was Sgt.
1st Class Robert E. Dunham.

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of Staff Sergeant Russell K. Shoemaker

Staff Sergeant Russell K. Shoemaker, 31, of Swett
Springs, Missouri. Shoemaker was one of two soldiers from the 1st Brigade
MTT that died on May 24, 2007 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
God Bless... Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my
brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell... Russell, You Have Not Been Forgotten... Say, Hooah to the
others up there with you... Rod.

April 03, 2011
Aunt Phyllis
Russ was one of the most energetic and loveable young men anyone could have ever
known.  He was very dedicated to serving his country as was his father and brother. It has
been almost 4 years since  Russell gave his life for his country and there is not a day goes
by that is his family doesn't think of him.  He is missed dearly by all.  We will always love him.

August 25, 2010
SSG Virgilio Lopez

SSG Shoemaker,
I remember when we met. We were washing our clothes and broke into a conversation
about family and duty. Shoemaker, I can never forget you and my heart is broken. 3 years
have passed and it was like yesterday. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU MY BROTHER!!!!

September 22, 2008
Deena and Keith Shoemaker

Thank you for remembering our oldest son, he also lost
his youngest brother. Our sons are missed soooo....much    thank you
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