Several hundred friends and family of Marine Corporal Shane Tyler Weisbrod joined in an hour-long celebration of his life Saturday afternoon at a solemn but memorable outdoor service at Amador Valley Community Park.
Cpl. Weisbrod, who graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2004, served a four-year enlistment in the Marine Corps. After his training, he served in Korea and then in Iraq. He returned to civilian life less than a year ago. He was 23 when he died July 26 near his parents' home in Pleasanton.
Marines in full dress uniforms, Pleasanton police and an honor guard from the Pleasanton posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars joined in the service where Cpl. Weisbrod's family and friends paid tribute to their son, brother and friend.
Photos of the Cpl. Weisbrod lined several tables where many wrote their comments in a book of condolences that the family provided.
His family also requested that in lieu of flowers that those who wish send a care package to a military-deployed "brother or sister currently serving our country."
Penny Redmond of Operation S.A.M. (Supporting All Military) said her organization would honor that request by sending a packet of supplies to the millitary along with personal messages to those who contribute $30 for the materials. Donations can be sent in Cpl. Weisbrod's memory to Operation S.A.M., P.O. Box 2992, Livermore, CA 94551.
For more information, contact Redmond at 443-7620 or be email at firstname.lastname@example.org.