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Henry H. "Hank" Shaw

Master Sergeant (Retired) Henry H. "Hank" Shaw, 87, died on September 29, 2003, in Jacksonville, Florida.

As a youth "Hank" excelled in sports and played professional baseball in the minor and major leagues.

"Hank" Shaw  enlisted in the Army in 1939 at Fort Logan, Colorado. His assignments included Fitzsimmons Army Hospital during World War II, 177th Station Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, during the Korean Conflict, and Brooks Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "Hank" was ultimately assigned to the USAMU Shotgun Branch in the early 1960s as a Skeet and Trap shooter.  He retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant in 1964.

MSG Shaw was awarded the United States International Distinguished Shooter Badge in 1963 for his gold medal winning performance at the Pan American Games in São Paulo, Brazil.

Those who knew "Hank" will remember his cheerful smile and his willingness to share whatever he had.

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