Home | About | Pre WWI | WWI | WWII | Korea | Vietnam | Post Vietnam | Non Wartime | Wounded | Decorated | Contact Us | Search

Howard Shea


Date and Place of Birth: February 10, 1917 Medford, MA
Date and Place of Death:    November 21, 1942 Guadalcanal
Baseball Experience: Semi-Pro
Position: Unknown
Rank: Corporal
Military Unit: 182nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division US Army
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations

Howard F. Shea was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1917. He attended Medford High School and was a well-known semi-pro player in the local area.

Shea entered military service in March 1941 and served in the Pacific with the 182nd Infantry Regiment, the oldest regiment in the United States Army. Corporal Shea was killed in action during the Battle of Guadalcanal on November 21, 1942.

Corporal Shea is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts.

Howard F. Shea

Corporal Shea's grave at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Massachusetts

Date Added June 5, 2012 Updated July 23, 2013

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice is associated with Baseball Almanac

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice is proud to be sponsored by

Big League Chew