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