Sister and Family

Shropshire Family

Mike and Julie Shropshire, Morgan, Ethan, Sophia Photo © William Bennett. Used with permission.

My sister married Mike Shropshire Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1999. I have a niece, Morgan Leigh, born November 22nd, 1995, a nephew, Ethan Michael, born July 12th, 2000, another niece, Sophia Marie, born March 24, 2002, and another nephew, Andrew. Mike is in the air force, and until Thanksgiving 2000 was stationed in Korea. He is now back in the US, and up until 2006 was stationed at Ft. Drum in Watertown, NY. He is now stationed at Ft. Irwin, outside of Barstow, CA.

Mike served twice in Iraq and once in Afghanistan. Mike's first tour in Iraq, he was the CAS for the 3ID, 3-7 Cavalry. This unit, featured by a CNN inbedded reporter, was the "tip of the sword", leading the Coalition forces from Kuwait all the way into Baghdad. He was awarded a Silver Star for his service, specifically related to the 3-day battle across the Euphrates River into Baghdad.

Ethan, Morgan, Sophia

Nephew, Ethan, and Nieces, Morgan and Sophia Photo © William Bennett. Used with permission.

“Cook ‘em With CAS”: Mike next to his track (Bradley) in Iraq.

“Cook ‘em With CAS”: Mike next to his track (Bradley) in Iraq. Photo © Mike Shropsire. Used with permission.

Chip and Morgan

Chip and Morgan pose during college graduation open house Saturday 27 May 2000. Photo © William Bennett. Used with permission.

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