Alton Eugene Shirley
Born 31 January 1916

Master Sergeant

Sergeant Shirley was a member of the 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea on November 30, 1950 and died while a prisoner on February 28, 1951.

Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Z, 374

  • Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 January 1916
  • Date of death: 28 February 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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