Claude F. Shouse

NAME
Claude Franklin Shouse
NICKNAME
Frank
MCSN
307087
HOME OF RECORD
3223 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Claude & Anna Shouse
DATE OF BIRTH
April 18, 1923
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
April 23, 1941
DATE OF LOSS
March 1, 1942
REGION
Java Sea
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Indonesia / Sunda Strait
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA (Declared Dead)
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS Houston
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Shouse was last known to be aboard the USS Houston when she was sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait.
He was declared dead on 19 December, 1945.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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6 thoughts on “Claude F. Shouse

  1. Comment from Denise Marshall
    8 February 2012

    If any of Claude’s other relatives visit this page, please leave a comment about him, your relation, etc.

    Denise

      1. Reply on 18 February 2012

        Hi, Geoff. I only know that his father, Claude, and my great-grandfather, William C. Shouse, were brothers. Claude had no children himself, but I was hoping that perhaps someone who knew him is still alive who could share anything or that I might be able to trace other Shouse descendants through his brothers.
        William And Claude also had a brother named Boyd and a sister named Lula. Their parents were Wainwright Shouse and Susan Berry.
        I only know that certain members of this family eventually moved to Fresno, California and ran a place called “Owl Cleaners”.
        I’d also like to take this opportunity to remember Claude and all the others who lost their lives 70 years ago this month.

      2. Reply on 19 February 2012

        Thanks, Denise. If any more information is forthcoming, I’ll add it here.

        You might be interested in the book “Ship Of Ghosts” by James Hornfischer – and the USS Houston Association might be able to help with more information as well: http://www.usshouston.net/

        Cheers!
        Geoff

    1. Reply on 13 June 2014

      Hi Denise,

      My name is Patty and my father, John, was Claude’s youngest brother. Claude Shouse Sr. was my grandfather. Claude Sr. and his wife, Anna, had 4 boys of whom Claude Jr. was the oldest. And yes, he went missing during WW ll and 3 years later was declared dead. My dad talked about that tragedy all throughout his life, until he passed away in 2008. I was trying to find information on my uncle when I came upon this site. I hope you will see this message. I will check back periodically.

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