My brother John says, "Read this obit, this fellow was true WW2 hero."
Robert Shields has passed away.
Mr. Shields was awarded numerous military decorations including: two Bronze Stars with "V" device for valor, the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge and Senior Army Parachute wings with two combat stars.
There was some RUMINT and scuttlebutt around the hometown about how many of the enemy SSG Shields killed, but there's no point in throwing around a number. His actions speak loud enough; there's no reason to toss around a potentially bogus number.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made in Mr. Shields' memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that is helping our wounded soldiers.
Because obituaries are often posted for a short time, I'll highlight some more in the extended entry...