Maine soldier laid to rest

Posted July 08, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A soldier from Maine who was killed in combat in Afghanistan has been laid to rest in a private service.

Thursday’s funeral for Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw at Plummer Funeral Home in Augusta was followed by a graveside service at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

Shaw, who was 31, was born in Massachusetts and raised in Exeter, Maine. He was killed June 27 when his unit was attacked in Kunar, Afghanistan. He was serving with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

Shaw was serving his third tour of duty. He is survived by his wife and three children between 1 month and 5 years old.