17 October 2006

Soldiers' Angels Mourns Pfc. Shelby J. Feniello

From Cathy of the Soldiers' Angels Living Legends Team:

We have a fallen hero from Soldiers' Angels, Pfc. Shelby J. Feniello.

Shelby, 25, of Connellsville, Pa., died Oct. 9 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Shelby is survived by his parents, Richard Feniello and Kimberly McCune, also of Connellsville, Pa.


Pfc Feniello was killed alongside his Marine brothers Sgt. Julian M. Arechaga, 23, of Oceanside, N.Y. and Lance Cpl. Jon E. Bowman, 21, of Dubach, La.

Feniello's family said the men were rushing to the aid of Marines involved in a gun battle with insurgents near Ramadi when the vehicle was hit.

Feniello joined the Marines shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He started this, his second tour of duty in Iraq, a month ago after an 11-month leave.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Camp Lejeune Marines and their families.

Please take a moment to read the Marine Pfc Shelby J. Feniello tribute at the Soldiers' Angels Fallen Heroes blog.

The Patriot Guard Riders will be riding for Pfc Feniello.

Remember our Heroes.

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