Shumney, Dustin, 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
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0302-Infantry Officer
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2001-2005, 0302, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
Service Years
2001 - 2005
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Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
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Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)/Operation Noble Lance
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Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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  2005, GWOT Fallen

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3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  2001-2005, 0302, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2004 Camp Korean Village Ar-Rutbah, Iraq (FOB)
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Battle of Fallujah
 Colleges Attended
Sacramento City College
  1992-1996, Sacramento City College
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1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney was killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed near Rutbah, Iraq.  An investigation found that the crew of the CH-53E became disoriented when weather turned bad, did not realize the helicopter was banking to the left, and flew the aircraft into the ground.  Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

The Marines lost from BLT 1/3 in the helicopter crash were:
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, a native of Granville, Mass.
1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, a native of Viellejo, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, from Westion, Wyo.
Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, from Huron, Ohio
Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, a native of Montgomery, Ohio
Cpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, from Covina, Calif.
Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, a native of Brooklyn, Ohio
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, from Hillsborough, N.H.
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, from Gloucester, N.J.
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, a native of North Hampton, Penn.
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, from Champaign, Ill.
Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, a native of Roseburg, Ore.
Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, from Cherokee, Iowa
Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, a native of West Valley, Utah
Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, from Ventura, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper 21, a native of Wynne, Ark.
LCpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, from Wheelersburg, Ohio
LCpl. Fred L. Marciel, 20, a native of Spring, Texas
LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, from Clinton Township, Mich.
LCpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, a native of Orange, Fl.
LCpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, from San Diego, Calif.
LCpl. Rhonald Rairdan, 20, a native of San Antonio, Texas
LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-turshizi, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
LCpl Hector Ramos, 20, a native of Aurora, Ill.
LCpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, from Hampton, Va.
LCpl. Joseph P. Spence, 24, from Scotts Valley, Calif.
LCpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, a native of Baltimore, Md.

Four Marines from HMM-361 also lost their lives;
Captain Paul Alaniz
Capt. Lyle Gordon
Staff Sgt. Dexter Kimble
LCpl. Tony Hernandez
1st Lt. Shumney, a 1992 Benicia High School graduate, lived in Texas with his wife, Julie, and three young children.  He went to junior college in Concord, where he played football, then attended Sacramento State University before moving to Virginia for officer training. I loved him dearly. He was the apple of my eye.  His mom was so proud of him, said his grandmother, Lucille Nunes of Benicia.  He's easygoing, lots of fun, loves sports.  He loved kids, always liked playing with kids.  Dustin Shumney's mother, Shama, also of Benicia, said her son had planned to make a career in the military.  He just got my care package, Shama Shumney said. And when I asked what he wanted, he said gummy bears.  And so I brought him bags and bags of gummy bears. Ray Lewis, a Benicia High biology teacher, described Shumney as the kid next door.  He was athletic, he played football.  He was good-looking, popular, smart.  He's the first person I know who died over there, Lewis added.  When it comes so close to home, it puts a whole new face on it.

SHUMNEY, 1st Lt.. DUSTIN M. of Mesquite, passed away January 26, 2005, in Korean Village, Iraq. Preceded in death by father, Mark J. Shumney. Survived by wife, Julie Shumney of Mesquite; children, Jordan Shumney, Mallory Shumney & Conner Shumney; mother, Shama Shumney of Benicia, CA; grandmother, Lucille Nunes of Benicia, CA; step-grandfather, Johnny Nunes; half-sister, Stacy Crossley of Mesquite; uncle, Joe Mufich of Benicia, CA; 2 cousins, Joey & Miles Mufich of Benicia, CA; nieces, Samantha & Emma Crossley of Mesquite.

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