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Roger E. Shelton, Sr.

Branch: Marines
Served: 1960 - 1960
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Written by: Karen Shelton , Husband
Married Sept 1989; husband passed away Sept. 2008, six months after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gerhig's) Several months later in 2007, Roger was having problems coordinating his right side. He barely could lift his right arm to comb his hair, drink his coffee, or write. He went through a series of tests that came out normal; however, the symptoms continued to worsen until we ended up seeing a neurologist in 2008.The doctor ran blood work and did a spinal tap, which confirmed Lou Gehrig’s disease and told him he probably had six months to live.

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