William Shaw

U.S. Marine Corps’ Corporal William MacGregor Shaw, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, unexpectedly left this world at age 27 on Monday, November 16th. Will left a legacy of unwavering loyalty and unyielding commitment to his friends, family, and Marine brothers. Will’s 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. Battalion Motto: MAKE PEACE OR DIE Interment was Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10am Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorial celebration was Saturday from 3-6pm at the Delano American Legion Post #377, 200 Babcock Blvd. Delano. More information was on facebook. Memorials preferred.