My cousin Shawn and I entered this world within two weeks of each other. We shared birthday parties as kids and the annual “Happy Birthday,” “Thanks, you too,” as adults.
Although we came into this world together, we’ll leave it separately. On November 13th, 2009, the month before our 23rd birthdays, Lance Corporal Shawn Hefner was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
I love you, Shawn. Thanks for the memories.