Army Sergeant Shawn Michael Stoddard, born October of 1978, in Fremont County, Idaho, beloved husband of Tammy; beloved father of Colby and Allison.
Shawn attended Emmett High School and graduated from Sugar-Salem High School in 1997. His first eight years were at Parker and then he started living the cowboy life traveling with his father through Washington, New Mexico and Idaho. When he was 11, they moved to Caldwell. One of his favorite places was Sweet, where he spent all his free time helping his dad on the Seven Mile Ranch riding the hills and taking care of the cattle. They moved back to eastern Idaho when he was 15.
Shawn joined the United States Army in 2003, serving his basic training at Fort Knox. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was a calvary scout and sharpshooter having served two tours in Iraq assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division. He loved the Army and was loyal to his country. At twenty-four Shawn was considered old by Army standards when he enlisting, but the high school football standout quickly made the rank of Sergeant. At the time of his death he was a calvary scout sniper. He had been missing since late October.
SGT Shawn Michael Stoddard lost his battle with PTSD, October 29, 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 29 years old.