Mackenzie Shay Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Shot & Killed

Mackenzie Shay Wiki – Mackenzie Shay Bio

Mackenzie Shay, A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard died over the weekend in a training accident, military officials confirmed.

Specialist Mackenzie Shay, of New Castle, was killed on Oct. 22 in an accident involving two military vehicles at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

Three other soldiers involved in the crash were treated for their injuries at Hershey Medical Center and have since been released.

Age

Mackenzie Shay died at the age of 20 years old.

Shot & Killed

Speaking briefly to The Post on Tuesday morning, her mother, Tina Lee Shay, said she “can’t even begin” to describe how the family feels.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Specialist Mackenzie Shay following this tragic accident,” Army Maj. Gen. Mark J. Schindler said in a statement. National Guardswoman Mackenzie Shay was killed in a training accident on October 22.

“Our priority right now is taking care of family and soldiers, making sure they have all the resources they need during this critical time.”

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Shay was a 92F Army Petroleum Supply Specialist assigned to Company G of the 28th Infantry Division, 128th Brigade Support Battalion.

He graduated from Mohawk High School in 2020 and was a student at Slippery Rock University, the New Castle News reported Monday.

“It broke my heart to hear this,” David Bredl, Shay’s former high school track and cross country coach, told the local newspaper. “[Mackenzie] was a very smart girl. She was a bit feisty and fiery, and she was always trying to do the best she could and leave her mark. I really enjoyed working with her.”

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Shay started talking about joining the military in her junior year, Bredl said. She had a post-college job in Colorado and loved being in the National Guard, Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News reported.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all state and American flags, including those at the state capitol in Harrisburg, be flown at half-staff in Shay’s honor.

The flags will remain lowered until the date of internment, which has not yet been announced.

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