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Shane Claus (USA)
Issued in 2008
Approximately 9" tall
Shane Claus has the most solemn duty of any Santa. He receives the remains of fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airman, Marines and Coast Guard and escorts them to their final resting place. His heart is heavy for the selfless service these amazing men and women have shown in life and now in death. His job as a Santa is to bring gifts and cheer to the world. But he knows that no gift in his bag can match the gift each fallen American has bestowed upon their country.
The idea for Shane Claus came to us from a collector who lost her nephew (Pvt. Heath Warner) in the Iraq war. We knew her nephew’s death was just one in thousands that have touched millions of lives. So it was with a great deal of deliberation and prayer that we decided to do an Old World Santa that could serve as a daily reflection for folks that have lost their family and/or friends to the cause of liberating the world from Islamo fascistism and its enslaving and destructive ideology. The first Shane Claus is dedicated to her nephew, who’s inscription is on the headstone pictured on the story card and label for Shane Claus. The name “Shane” was chosen as the name for this Old World Santa because 1st Lt. Therrel Shane Childers was 30 years old when he became the first military casualty of the Iraq war. This was a special project for us and he's a special Santa.