Rights Movement Looses Stalwart
The Firearms Coalition Looses Friend
Major Reginald Shinn (USAF) Ret. passed away February 2, 2012 in
He served in the United States Air Force (Army Air Corps) during WWII in the Pacific Theater as a Navigator/Bombardier between March-September 1944, flew 50 combat bombings, eight low-level missions. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and six Air Medals.
After the conclusion of the war, he was assigned to
He was passionately dedicated to the cause of freedom and was a political activist in an attempt to preserve the nation of The United States as a shining example of freedom – complete with a limited governmental system that remains restrained by the bounds of The Constitution. To this purpose, he was a lifetime member of The John Birch Society, and was a Life Member National Rifle Association, Guns Owners of America, and supported many individual efforts. He was the California Chairman CAL-American Pistol and Rifle Association, and organized and hosted 27 public events: the “Dining In” in
Above all, he was a Christian by faith. Along the way, he was a good friend to many people and was always interested in uplifting others any way that he could help out. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him; his courage, strength and goodwill shall forever be part of our lives. Services were held on Thursday, February 9 at Lind Brothers Mortuary in Carmichael; the burial service was held on the same day at 2:00pm at The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in
The family has requested that those interested in memorializing Major Shinn do so by making a contribution in his memory to the donor’s favorite charity.
The Knox family sends our deepest condolence to Rege’s family. His wise counsel, uplifting spirit, and skilled dedication will be sorely missed.