Pfc Shane M. Reifert

Pfc Shane M. Reifert
Shane during a sweep of the Shuryak Valley, approximately 3 weeks before he was killed. Photo Credit: PFC Sean Stromback

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Donate in Shane's Memory

Many have started to inquire if they can send flowers and to what location.  

My family and I have discussed this option and have decided that, in lieu of flowers, we will be accepting donations that will directly benefit Shane's brothers.

While Shane's fight has ended, his brothers are still fighting in Afghanistan out of the 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. 100% of the donations will purchase these brave men equipment, gear, clothing (such as gloves or other cold weather gear), or anything else that would benefit them as they continue their fight in Afghanistan. We feel that this is what Shane would have truly wanted.  My family and I will be personally overseeing that your donations are getting supplies that Shane's brothers need. 

Donors should be aware that donations may be used to support other soldiers, dependent upon the number received.  

How Can I Donate?

You can donate directly via this blog site, using the PayPal "Donate Now" button.

1.  Click the "Donate Now" button, located on the right hand side of the screen.  

2.  Enter your donation amount.

3.  Click "Update Total."

4.  If you have a PayPal account, use the "Log In to PayPal" box and enter your account information. 

5.  If you will be donating by credit card, click "Continue" under the text "Don't have a PayPal account" in order to donate.  


If you do not have a credit card or PayPal account but still wish to make a donation, you can make the check out to Kathleen Reifert (my and Shane's mom) and send it to:

105 Fairbanks
Suite 200
Marine City, MI 48039

Please be aware that even though the check is to my mom, this is at this time the donations are going into a joint back account she shares with my brother. 100% of all donations will directly benefit Shane's brothers who are still fighting. 


  1. Beth it's been a long time since we've seen you or your family, but we have nothing but good memories. We are grateful for Shane and his service and so very saddened by his death. We just want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers daily and will continue to be. Love Mr. & Mrs. Kozak

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! What a wonderful thing you are doing in Shane's memory. Our son was recently in Afghanistan and we were so surprise when he came home and told us the things they did not have and were really needed! Could you please put an address on this post so we are able to send a check. Again we are so sorry for the loss of your brother and son.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I'm very sorry to hear about Shane. Shane was great kid. I was his hockey Coach years ago.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you please feel free to contact me. Art Ring and family.

  4. My son Sean is in Shane's unit and I just want you all to know how deeply saddened we are. Our prayers are with you all.

  5. My son is in Shane's unit as well..I am so saddened by your loss and my heart just breaks for your family..What a tough time to go through. My son thinks ever so much of your son and speaks only the highest regards for him. God Bless to you all and for Shane's service for the rest of us.

  6. I just want to thank Shane and all the soldiers for their service. I will be sending a donation. It's the least all of us citizens can do for the men fighting for us. God Bless you and your family.

  7. To Shane's family,

    Shane was an honor to his country and we are very saddened to hear of his death. I hope it help in some way to know that there are people out there who care about you and the great sacrafice your son has made for his country and appreciate it.
    With great respect and our prays. God Bless.

  8. Shane made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. So proud of him for all he did. Our country will miss such a fine young man. May your family have peace and know that you are in our prayers. Thank you for helping out the other soldiers in your time of grief.