Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Cpl. Kurt Shea, USMC, 21 of

Frederick, MD, died Monday, May 17,

2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Kurt was a radio operator assigned to


the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment,

2nd Marine Division, II Marine

Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune,

NC. Kurt had 2 more weeks to finish his


2nd tour of duty in Afghanistan before he

came home.

Kurt was active in his community from a young age, he led

his high school wrestling team to the state championships,

volunteered at a local animal shelter, was an officer of the Future

Farmers of America and the Maryland Demolay Society.

Shea’s family is stunned, saddened and at the same time,

intensely proud.


His mother says she always knew he wanted to serve his

country, and that’s how she hopes he will be remembered. “I will

be wondering what might have been. I know there is no way to

know that, but I have the rest of my life to miss him,” she said.

He is the son of Steve & Linda DiTullio Shea of Maryland. A

sister Olivia and paternal grandmother Diane Shea of New York.

His Laguna Beach family includes Bob/Mary DiTullio & Dan/

Corin Mulrenin.