U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Henry McNabb of Terrell passed away while protecting our nation’s freedom in Afghanistan on Oct. 26, 2009.
He was born May 14, 1985 in Dallas to David and Ann McNabb. Shawn attended Terrell Public Schools and graduated from Terrell High School in 2003. While in school he was active in sports, but his bravado, talent and his love of both music and of the Terrell Tiger band was demonstrated when he won many awards and was also selected to the All State Band.
Shawn had a thirst and passion for medicine and was preparing to attend Physicians Assistant School. He was also a very proud Texan.
Stationed at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Ga., McNabb was a soldier in the 160th Special Operations Air Regiment (SOAR) serving in the Third Battalion as an airborne combat flight medic. He received numerous awards for his heroism, dedication, and meritorious service, receiving the Bronze Star, the Air Medal x 1OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor posthumously. He was credited for saving the lives of two other men while serving in Afghanistan.
Shawn can be seen as the flight medic in one of Arrowhead’s videos titled, “DUSTOFF Legacy