|Richard in 1939|
Richard had managed to complete 3-years of college when he was drafted in January 1943, After his basic military training he must have exhibited leadership potential because he was a CPL when transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry on 24 Oct 1944. He was promoted to SSG on 1 Nov 1944. He fought with the unit in the vicinity of Aachen and was wounded on 27 Nov 1944 but remained on duty. SSG Shuttleworth was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944 as the regiment worked to clear the west bank of the Roer River.
SSG Shuttleworth was repatriated and re-interred in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. His parents are also buried there.