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 - ther. father and bister tfere killed when a...
ther. father and bister tfere killed when a German submarine sunk their boat eight years ago. has returned' to active duty with the Nayy "after being home only six months^ Hewlett Des Moines last nifcht forllhe" Gteat Lakes Naval Train- InerStation. Great Lakes, 111., after' receiving his orders to report for duty. He was discharged only six months ago after serving a four-year "hitch" as a boatswain's mate, general seaman. During his stay in Burlington lived with an aunt -and uncle. and Mrs. J. N. Ilkenhons, and employed as an electrician by the Burlington Railroad. Shaw missed combat during his previous four years in the Navy but the experience of being torpedoed, came long before he the Navy uniform. His mother and 11-year-old sister were killed when a German submarine sank the boat they were on in the Caribbean sea eight years ago. His father died of exposure on a life raft before rescue boats arrived. Young Shaw and another sister, Carol, now of Detroit, Mich., were saved. He recalled that his mother and sister went down with the ship which sank in 90 seconds and the submarine surfaced and machine-gunned passengers who had taken to life rafts. The Shaw family was aboard a cargo ship en route to the United States on furlough from French Equatorial Africa where the Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Shaw had served as Baptist missionaries. ; Young Shaw and his sister were picked up, along with 17 other .sengers, by a days later. British destroyer 19

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  1. The Mount Pleasant News,
  2. 24 Oct 1950, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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