Monday, January 30, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Max Shirk, 29th Infantry Division

Shirk's comrades from 175th Infantry Regiment in St. Lo where Pvt. Shirk was killed.

Max Shirk could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on January 30, 1917 in Kansas. His parents were both Kansas born. His father Loyd was a farmer who later became a salesman of farm implements. Max had one younger brother. By 1940 he was on his own.

Max enlisted on December 5, 1942. He was a private in 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

In all likelihood, Pvt. Shirk landed on Omaha Beach shortly after D-Day and fought through the early action to expand the beachhead in Normandy. Pvt. Shirk was fatally injured by shrapnel from a German 88mm shell near St. Lo, France on July 29, 1944 and died the next day.

Front Line Position on the day Pvt. Shirk died.

His remains were returned to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Thank you Max for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Max.

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