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PFC Wesley Adam "Budgie" Shewmake
Birth: Aug. 22, 1925
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1944

Wesley Adams "Budgie" Shewmake was my father's older brother. This site has listed his middle name as "Adam" but in fact his middle name was "Adams"...my grandmother's maiden name. He was KIA during WWII. The exact circumstance remained a mystery for decades. My father made a career in the military and searched numerous military records and cemeteries to learn more about his brother's death. Several years ago, as a pastor I had occasion to meet one of my uncle's closest friends in the Marine Corps. In the course of conducting a funeral for a church member, the deceased's brother recognized my family name and after a few inquiries established that I was the nephew of his friend who had been killed by enemy action. That's when our family finally leaned more, as this man had been present the day of my uncle's demise. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wesley Wade Shewmake (1900 - 1987)
  Hazel Fannie Adams Shewmake (1902 - 1988)
 
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: Dana Ribble
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56750365
PFC Wesley Adam Budgie Shewmake
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
PFC Wesley Adam Budgie Shewmake
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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Thinking about you on Veterans' Day and the service and life you gave for your country.
- Dana Ribble
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Do you know if PFC Shewmake was stationed in Arkansas prior to going overseas? Reseaching this last name for my daughter-in-law. Help much appreciated.
- Bertha Porter
 Added: May. 12, 2014
 
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