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John Shuler


Date and Place of Birth: August 15, 1912 Camden, NJ
Date and Place of Death:    May 18, 1944 Italy
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Military Unit: 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: Mediterranean Theater of Operations

John Shuler was born John E. Szuler on August 15, 1912 in Camden, New Jersey. He graduated from Camden High School and later attended the Spring Garden Institute. Shuler was very active in basketball and baseball in the local area.

He entered the service in July, 1942, and trained at Camp Gruber, OK, Fort Sam Houston, TX, and Shreveport, LA, before going overseas a year ago. He was attached to the Rangers, the Army's original Special Forces unit.

Staff Sergeant John Shuler was killed in action on May 18, 1944 in Italy. He had been commended for heroism in aiding in the rescue of a seriously wounded fellow soldier who was carried from a foxhole under heavy enemy fire.

A solemn requiem mass was held for Shuler at St. Joseph's Church in Gloucester Township, New Jersey. He was survived by his parents, John and Anna Shuler, a brother Walter, and three sisters, Stella, Violet, and Mary, and is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Some of this information was obtained from the www.dvrbs.com website.

Date Added February 8, 2013

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