marker for Shufford C. Rowe in the McDowell Memorial Park, Marion
(McDowell county), North Carolina.
began his airborne career with the 507th PIR and on 16 October 1942 Sgt
Rowe was amongst those selected to transfer as cadre to the fledgling
On 30 September 1944 he was appointed to the grade of
SSgt Rowe participated in the D-Day jump into Normandy
and was wounded in action on 3 July 1944. Cpl Jim Kurz (Co B)
recalled the effects of a German tank shell entering the house where he
and Rowe were: "Rowe had over one hundred pieces of shrapnel in him"
Rowe was evacuated but returned to duty on 22 July.
SSgt Rowe was again in combat with Operation Market
Garden and was listed as MIA after the jump on 17 September 1944.
He had been wounded again and on 11 October he was found to be in a
hospital. On 10 November he returned to duty.
Shufford re-enlisted in the Army on 7 October 1945 and
apparently pursued an army career as his grave marker indicates that he
attained the rank of MSgt.