James P. Shockman

NAME
James Philip Shockman
NICKNAME
Bub
MCSN
275167
HOME OF RECORD
LaMoure, ND
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Catherine Shockman
DATE OF BIRTH
June 15, 1919
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
September 27, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor / Fort Hughes
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
M/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Shockman served with an anti-aircraft crew at Fort Hughes (Caballo Island) during the defense of Corregidor.
On the afternoon of the surrender, Shockman swam out into Caballo Bay to help rescue survivors from Corregidor itself. He was killed by a stray artillery shell.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS*
Soldier’s Medal, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
Reported buried on Caballo Island.
MEMORIALS
Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, LaMoure, ND
Manila American Cemetery


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