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This year’s recipient is Gold Star spouse, Christine Pusateri. Gold Star families, like Christine’s, are those who have lost an immediate family member serving in active duty.

Meet Staff Sergeant Shawn Jones, our 2017 Military Warriors Support Foundation hero.

Retired Staff Sergeant Shawn Jones, better known to his family and friends as Jonesy, was born in Mount Pleasant, PA. He moved around a lot as a child, but his family settled in Monroeville, PA where he graduated high school. In 2001, Shawn felt the need for a major change in his life and decided to join the US Army.

After completing Basic, Advanced Individual Training and Airborne School, Shawn was deployed to Kosovo. In 2003, he was deployed to Iraq, where his platoon ran Explosive Ordnance Disposal missions. In 2006, Shawn performed Route Clearance Operations in Afghanistan, searching for IEDs, as well as providing Engineer support during Infantry Operations. His platoon was ambushed during one of their operations, and for his actions, Shawn was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device for Valor. During his second tour of Afghanistan in 2010, Shawn was injured when his vehicle was struck by an IED and on September 24, 2012, Shawn’s decorated military career came to an end when he medically retired.

Staff Sergeant Shawn Jones Awards & Honors

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal
  • Afghan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Combat Action Badge

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