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SHAVER, ORVAL L., 69, of Tampa, died Thursday (Nov. 24, 1988). He was born in Akron, Ohio, and came here in 1971.

He was an Army paratrooper during World War II and was a member of Amvets Post No. 4, Tampa. He was a member of VFW Post 10140, Tampa, and the American Legion Post 139, Tampa.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Belanger, Tampa, and Karen Lee, Akron; a sister, Myrle Richardson, Akron; and five grandchildren.

National Cremation Society, Tampa. [Disposition of ashes was not stated.]

(St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 26 Nov 1988, Page 6 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

Orval enlisted at Ft Hayes, Columbus, OH on 5 January 1942.

Ten months late head had completed jump school and held the rank of Sergeant. 

Sgt Shaver was a cadre member having transferred from the 507th to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion on 16 October 1942 .  He quickly became 1st Sgt and held that rank throughout WWII.

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