LCpl Shawn P. Hefner
United States Marine Corps
2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division
DEC 4, 1986 – NOV 13, 2009 | Nawa, Afghanistan
Hometown: Hico, TX
The first time Shawn talked about being a Marine he was 5 years old. When the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 occurred, Shawn was only 14 years old, but again, he spoke of becoming a Marine. After graduating boot camp, he came back to his small hometown of Hico, Texas a different man – dressing and speaking with respect and maturity – but with the same wide smile. To honor Shawn’s legacy, his mother established Hico’s Hero.