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Saturday January 25th, 2020

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George Shine

Celebration of Life services for Sergeant Major George Lamont Shine will be held Saturday January 25,2020 11:00am at Christ Gospel Church of Charleston (Voices of Hope Church) 245 St. Phillip Street Charleston SC. Interment: St. John AME Church Cemetery Johns Island SC . Arrangement entrusted to Willie A. Watkins Carrollton Chapel (770) 836-0044


I had the honor in serving under SgtMaj Shine in Desert Storm when he was a young SSgt. He truly is a Marine's Marine, His attitude, appearance matches his name. One of my hero, learned a lot from him. Semper Fi.

May 9 2020 12:00 AM

I was very sad to hear of SgtMaj Shine's passing. He left us far too soon. I served with George when he was the SgtMaj of 4th Marine Division and I was the Chief of Staff. He was always upbeat and honest, and I so appreciated our talks and the great advice he gave me. My life, and especially my time serving the Marine Corps, was better for having known him and served with him. My deepest condolences go out to his family. Semper fi my brother, and may you rest in peace in God's loving arms.

Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Gunnery Sergeant Shine giving me my first salute on September 8 1994. Words cannot describe the significance of the impact he had on all of us Officer Candidates in just 90 short days. That first salute was the most valuable thing I had ever earned and constitutes on of my most treasured memories. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM

My brother I sat in on your funeral praying that the Lord would wake you up and return you to me. It's so hard to face tomorrow without you. I wake every morning expecting a text message from you. Our last conversation plays in my head like a song that stuck in my head. I told you that I got this... So you SIP my brother. Your sister Donna got this... Semper~Fi ......

Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences for Sgt Major Shine and his family. At the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School, I was supposed to be in his first class, 01-93, but I got held back a class. I fondly remember, running in formation with the troops as a Candidate Officer , and him having me come out and sing ""jodies""! I will never forget the ""Ghost of Pain"".

Jan 26 2020 12:00 AM

Semper Fi Brad. SgtMaj Shine was my DI as well (platoon 3070, 1987). He will be missed.

Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

SgtMaj Shine was my DI in boot camp and was a model Marine. He set the standard for being a squared away Marine very high. I wish I could have met him again to let him know that he was a great influence on me. He will be missed. Semper Fi, Albert

Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

GySgt Shine is truly a legend in our family and it hurts my is gone. He had a tremendous impact on me and all of my OCS classmates of 0395. He helped form me into the Naval officer that I still am today and I am proud to continue to serve and carry on his legacy. We talk about him all the time in our family.

I just got back from sea and saw this. So sad to lose such a great American.

Classic lines:
Oh is that right, ______ (fill in the name of the officer candidate)?!
Get in my dawgon grass!
Hit the weapon!! (During rifle drills)
No snap, no pop!
6...90...6...90... (leg lifts 6 inch holds off the deck then 90 degrees in the air in the sand pit)
Hop and pops, get some!

So many of these lines were not fun at the time as we went through physical pain, but looking back I have such great memories from learning under him.

Fair winds and following seas, Gunny. Semper Fi!

Very respectfully,
Andrew T. Miller
Commander, Submarine Squadron 4
OCS graduate of class 03-95, 9 Dec 1994

The photos submitted show me getting my first salute from then GySgt Shine and another one of Gunny and me.

Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

He was a very nice and Godly young man always willing to help anyone

Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

You served your God and country with honor Marine your wisdom and kindness will live on. In 1987 Paris Island you took my boy and gave me back a man a Marine he is a compliment to you and the corps. Simper Fi kind sir you gave so much to so many.

Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

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