In honor of a fallen Hero. Gunnery Sergeant David Shane Spicer, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician for the U.S. Marine Corps, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan on July 13, 2009 while fighting for the freedom of others.
Born October 13, 1975 in Dayton, (Montgomery County) Ohio.
At the age 4 on May 17, 1980 David's mother, Sandra, married Gary Lockwood. David's family then included brothers Tom and Tim Stacy, Tara and Steve Lockwood. Shortly after the marriage, November 1980, the Lockwood family moved to Zanesfield, Ohio
While growing-up in Zanesfield, David attended Benjamin Logan School System from grades K – 5, at West Mansfield, Middle School in Rushsylvania, and High School at the "New" building on State Route 47 East. David's Class was the first Freshman class in the "new" School. He graduated in June 1994.
David joined the Marine Corps. in September, 1994, and graduated Basic Training from Parris Island, South Caroline on December 23, 1994.
David's distingished career included courses in:
Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Career Development
Close Combat Instructor
Remote Robot Training
Advanced Improvised Explosives
CBIRF(Chemical Biological Incident Response Force)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
IED WMD Electronics Course (Improvised Explosive Device, Weapons of Mass Destruction)
David's personal military awards include:
Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device (V)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Navy & Marine Corps. Achievement Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Defence Service Medal
PURPLE HEART (Posthumously)
David married Kate Thompson on July 23, 2005. They had twins on July 10, 2008, Abigail and David II,The twins were born premature at only 23 weeks and 5 days, unfortunately David II died 8 days later, on July 18,2008.
Abigail is a happy healthy 4 year old.
David's third child, a son named Chance David Spicer, was born August 31, 2009, and is thriving at home with his big sister.