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July 16, 2013

It has been 60 years, but she still remembers her soldier

— Charles T. Shroyer was born on March 27, 1932 in Mount Savage.

His parents were William Elmer Shroyer and Joshamine Boch Shroyer. He had three brothers, all deceased and a sister, deceased. He has one sister, Mary Shroyer Ingram who lives in Cresaptown. He has two other sisters in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

He was drafted on Oct. 2 1952, and left from the old Queen City Station. He was sent to Fort Breckenridge, Ky., and had 16 weeks basic training.

In February 1953, he came home on leave. We married on Feb. 15 and he left on Feb. 22, 1953.

He was sent to Japan and took medic training. Then he was sent to Korea and was killed on July 18, 1953, while tending to a wounded comrade.

I did not get the telegram until the end of July, after the peace was signed.

His body was left in Japan until October 1953, and his coffin was sealed. George Eichhorn Funeral Home was sent to get his body at the train station.

We had him at my parents’ home in Pekin. He was buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.

He was awarded the Purple Heart and Korea Medal later. It has now been 60 years. I later married and have been for over 50 years. I have several of his pictures in the Time-News books.

Norma L. Muir

Lonaconing

 

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