Monday, December 5, 2016

PFC Calvin Ray Shealy

courtesy of Nolan
PFC Calvin Ray Shealy was born 6 Apr 1924 in Saluda County, South Carolina. He was the youngest of the 2 children born to George Lester and Aurie Lee (Shealy) Shealy. His father farmed near Germanville, South Carolina. Calvin completed 3 years of high school but moved away from the family home to do farm work elsewhere by the time he was 16 years old.

Calvin was drafted in November 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and England where he was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry. PVT Shealy was promoted to PFC on 7 Sep 1944. He had fought with the unit from D-Day through Saint-Lo, Vire, Brest, and Aachen. It was as the regiment was engaged in clearing the west bank of the Roer River that PFC Shealy was killed in action on 5 Dec 1944.

PFC Shealy was repatriated and re-interred in the Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery in Saluda County, South Carolina. 

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