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HENRY P. SHILLINGER

(courtesy of Chris Smirh)

Grave marker for Henry P. Shillinger in the Calvary Cemetery, Portage (Porter County), Indiana

Henry enlisted in the Army at enlisted at Cleveland, OH on 14 March 1941.  He was an early volunteer for parachutist duty and was assigned to the 507th PIR.  By October 1942 he had risen to the grade of Sergeant and was transferred to the 508th as a member of the cadre team.

MSgt Shillinger was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for his participation in the Normandy assault.

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