Monday, July 11, 2016
PVT Warren Erdice Shaffer Jr
Warren was drafted in March 1943. After his basic training he was sent to the European theater and was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry on 7 Jul 1944. PVT Shaffer was killed in action on 11 Jul 1944.
PVT Shaffer was repatriated and re-interred in Hillside Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio.
2x great-grandfather, John Cotter Hart, served in several cavalry units and fought at Chippewa, Lundy's Lane, and burning of Buffalo in the War of 1812. He later raised a regiment of cavalry of which he was made COL. Warren's father served as a PVT in K Company 126th Infantry in France during WWI.