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H. "Hank" Shaw
Master Sergeant (Retired)
Henry H. "Hank" Shaw, 87, died on September 29, 2003, in
As a youth "Hank"
excelled in sports and played professional baseball in the minor and
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
Those who knew "Hank"
will remember his cheerful smile and his willingness to share
whatever he had.