US Marine Corps Corporal William MacGregor Shaw, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, unexpectedly left this world Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at age 27.
Will left a legacy of unwavering loyalty and unyielding commitment to his friends, family, and Marine brothers.
His brilliance was multifaceted, and his creativity and talents knew no boundaries. He was not only a warrior, but an artist, historian, and academic.
Will’s sense of humor was precluded only by his dignity and commitment to building a safer world. There were no boundaries for his capacity to care and act for those he loved and protected. Throughout his life, he exemplified the ideal that actions speak louder than words.
Will was a quiet man of dreams and deep connections.
As a loving son, William is survived by his father and step-mother, David and Mary Shaw; his mother and step-father, Stephanie and Jeff Etzel; his beloved sister, Isabel Shaw; and step-brothers Travis and Taylor Etzel, and Aernie Burns.
Interment was Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
A memorial celebration took place Saturday, Nov. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Delano American Legion Post 377.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.