Army Spc. Shannon Chihuahua (Medic) KIA 12 November 2010 in Afghanistan
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The U.S. military says a Fort Campbell soldier has died in Afghanistan after his unit came under fire from insurgents.
Fort Campbell reports that 25-year-old Spc. Shannon Chihuahua of Thomasville, Ga., died Friday after suffering massive trauma in the incident in the Wataphur District, Konar province. The Defense Department says the unit was attacked by insurgents with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.
The post says Chihuahua was a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in July 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in July 2009.
Survivors include his wife, Kristen Chihuahua, and daughters, Sophia Chihuahua and Annabelle Chihuahua, of Thomasville Ga.; mother, Dennice Dinkins of Thomasville, Ga.; and father, Sebastian Chihuahua of Del Rio, Texas
A positive person, an incredible father — these are the words Kristen Chihuahua used to describe her husband, ArmySpc. Shannon Chihuahua Monday.
Chihuahua of Thomasville, Ga., was serving as a medic with the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Kunar province, Afghanistan when he died Nov. 12 of “wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades” according to the Department of Defense report.
Kristen said he was attending to a wounded soldier.
An Army carry team transferred Chihuahua’s remains to Dover Air Force Base, Del., Nov. 14.
Services have not yet been planned as the family is waiting for his body to be released by the military.
“I just miss how positive he was and how much that he would tell me he loved me 100 times or more each day,” Kristen Chihuahua said. “I’m just glad to have been the woman to have been there to support him.”
The couple met in July 2006 and celebrated their fourth anniversary Nov. 4.
He had two daughters, Sophia, 2, and Annabelle, 4 months, and was an incredible father, Kristen said.
He was deployed May 2010 and she last saw him June 22, two weeks after Annabelle was born.
“He was full of energy and always wanted to make people smile,” she said.
Chihuahua was the fourth of five children.
“I’m his youngest sister and we graduated together,” said Jessica Frausto, who graduated from Thomas County Central High School in 2004 the same year as Chihuahua.
They also sung together in the chorus along with his brother, Eric.