Saturday, December 3, 2016

SSG Richard Henry Shuttleworth

Richard in 1939
SSG Richard Henry Shuttleworth was born 29 Sep 1922 in Camp John Hay, Philippines. He was the first-born of 2 children and only son of MAJ William Swann and Willian E. (Bell) Shuttleworth. His father was an Army dentist. As with most military families, they moved quite a bit. The family would live in the Philippines, Highlands and Plattsburg, New York and San Francisco, California before moving to Monterey, California. Richard attended Galileo High School in San Francisco, graduating in 1939. Richard was still unemployed but attending college and living in Pacific Grove, California when he registered for the draft in June 1942.

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.

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