For many married couples, there are few things more rewarding than starting a family. Jason Shipton could certainly relate to that, as he and his wife welcomed three children into the world. However, ahead of the birth of their third son in 2011 the marine received some devastating news.
Born in March 1981 Shipton’s childhood was spent in a number of different places around Wyoming. Indeed, alongside his parents Roger and Claudia Shipton, the youngster moved from Lander to Fort Washakie, before relocating to Alaska. From there, he eventually headed back to his home state, moving to the city of Casper.
As a child, Shipton loved the great outdoors, which, in a way, foreshadowed his future career choice. Before that, though, he studied at Casper’s Natrona County High School, eventually graduating in 1999. At that point, the teenager looked to continue his education at college.