Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Army Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio.

SSG Goare died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia.

Staff Sgt. Shamus Goare tricked his mother into letting him join the military at the age of 17, shortly before his high school graduation.

Twelve years later, he was a member of an elite Army team known as the Night Stalkers, trained to fly special forces commandos behind enemy lines under cover of night.

His father, Charles Goare, said he and his wife were proud of their son, a member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment based at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He remembered how their son had fooled his mother, Judy, into signing his enlistment form.

"He told her it was a form for something else; I don't remember what," Charles Goare said. "That was 11 years ago."

"He thought maybe he's get to see the world before he went to college," he said. "Then he just stayed in."

Army Staff Sgt Shamus O. Goare was killed in action on 06/28/05.

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