|courtesy of Mike Tankersley|
Bobby was drafted in January 1944. After his basic military training PVT Shaw was sent to the European theater. It is unclear when he was transferred to L Company 116th Infantry but he was with the unit when he was promoted to PFC on 21 Sep 1944. PFC Shaw was killed in action near Aachen, Germany on 7 Oct 1944.
PFC Shaw was repatriated and re-interred in the Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham, Texas.
His oldest brother, Wayne Paschal Shaw, served as a PR3c aboard the USS Vela Gulf (CVE-111), an escort carrier which served in the Pacific theater.