|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1944|
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Jack Shelly was born in Akron. He died at the age of 25. He was a graduate of West High School and worked for the Standard Oil Co. before inlisting in the US Marine Corp. Jack was killed in action on June 15, 1944 on Saipan. His remains layed in an unmarked grave untill Jan. 7, 1949 when they were finally returned to his family here in America. He was buried with a ceremony by the America Legion Post 209. Jack Shelly was my cousin. I never met him as he had died right before I was born. However, I heard many family members over the years talk about his great personality and good looks. I know I would have liked him.
FROM THE 1938 AKRON DIRECTORY:
Jack E. Shelly, student, room - 649 Day St.
Thanks to Laura Stockdale for repairs to Jack's photo.
Also, Thanks so much to "Always" for sponsoring Jack's page.
On Nov. 9, 2002, as I was looking for other graves, I found Jack's military gravestone under a bush and about a half an inch of dirt. He did have a stone after all. Thanks to Doug and Zella for the photos of Jack's grave marker.
TO ALL OF MY FIND A GRAVE FRIENDS:
On behalf of Jack, thank you all for your notes, flowers and remembrances on this page. Jack would be so happy knowing that his service was remembered by so many good folks ~
Click on the "view all images" feature under the photos to read Jack's original funeral notice from the Akron Beacon Journal.
Please stop by my parent's Find A Grave pages also ~ Edward M. Bogard and Ruth l. Bogard.
UPDATE: 12-27-2007> Once again I sat and read all of the notes left for Jack and once again I want to thank all of you. Also, I want to thank the internet and Find A Grave for the chance that so many good people out there can read about a man who died young, so far from home and so long ago. Please remember all of our veterans in your prayers both past and present. Thanks again ~ Mr. Ed
NOTE> I have created a blog for Jack. Type this link into your brouser to go there...
Harry F. Shelly (1894 - 1954)
Catherine I Selzer Derrig (1895 - 1959)
SGT, US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
Mount Peace Cemetery
Plot: Sec 26, Lot 88, Grave 1
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Feb 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5230495
Please know that you were not alone on Saipan; Our Lord was with you, Jack. Even knowing this as I do, it's still so hard for me to come here and think of your bright, shining light coming to an end on that beautiful-yet-terrible Pacific morning. Be at ...(Read more)|
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