Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Family Works to Remember Fallen Edwardsville Soldiers

Published in the 11/8/10 issue of the Suburban Journals

Family Works to Remember Fallen Edwardsville Soldiers
Monument Planned at City Park

Doug and Jill Garbs remember their son as a “behind-the-scenes” type who aspired to serve his country as an army ranger. Spc. Ryan Garbs spent two years on secret operations as a U.S. Army Ranger before he was killed Feb. 18, 2007, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Ryan Garbs’ story is similar to those of at least 74 other soldiers from the Edwardsville area. One fought in hand-to-hand combat during World War II, another was killed in a plane crash in North Carolina and two Hamel brothers were killed on the same day. Continue reading


November 9, 2010 Posted by | News Stories, Newspaper Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | 1 Comment