Fort Lewis loses two more soldiers

September 7, 2009 at 6:34 am | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support, Veteran Support | Leave a comment
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RIP Staff Sgt. Todd W Seige and Spc. Jordan M.Shay

From the source FOB Tacoma

Department of Defense announced today.

The soldiers were identified as Staff Sgt. Todd W. Selge, 25, of Burnsville, Minn., and Spc. Jordan M. Shay, 22, of Salisbury, Mass.

Both were assigned to the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, which is stationed at Fort Lewis.

The vehicle crash occurred in Baqubah, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.

The soldiers’ unit deployed to Iraq in early August, Fort Lewis officials reported.”

Read more HERE

Dellona Selge
Selge defended U.S. operations in Iraq in an April 27, 2007 commentary article for the military site,

“We are the ones who live the conflict every day, who see the progress day to day. We are the ones who experience the sorrows, deal face to face with the people and see the enemy’s effort to undo every good thing the Iraqi people and coalition forces have done. What all Soldiers want is to succeed in the mission and go home to our Families. The things we do each day allow us to do just that.”

“He definitely was very positive,” she said. “He never looked at anything negatively. He … had a real zest for life. He loved a good political debate, and he loved talking about religion. … He loved talking about the real sensitive subjects that a lot of people steer away from.”

Our prayers are with the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Todd Selge 





Specialist Jordan M.Shay


Jordan Shay, pictured in a  photo...

“Jordan was the most wonderful kid I have ever met. He was kind, he was considerate, he was thoughtful, He was full of adventure,’ Palmer said. “He is greatly missed, but we are also proud of him. We are also proud of the choice he’s made. He died for a very good reason. He died for his country. He loved his country.’’

She added, “now I know the sacrifice and the suffering and the loss that goes along with dying for your country — and I am still proud of Jordan.”


Alex Horton from Army of Dude sent me an email earlier with this sad news: I regret to inform you that Jordan Shay, the creator of the blog Through Amber Lenses, was killed in Baqubah, Iraq on Wednesday in an apparent rollover accident. Jordan was new to blogging, writing only 16 posts since May. He was in my sister company but I never met him. He was a very talented writer on his third deployment, all at the age of 22. His blog is at:


God bless Jordan and his family and friends. 

Spc Shay is survived by his mom Holly, his stepdad Bruce, his aunt Dawn Palmer, and his longtime girlfriend Kelsey Chandonnet.



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