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Pvt James Thomas Shuemate
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1925
Death: Jul. 20, 1943

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Marine Veteran of World War II
Recipient of the Purple Heart

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Pvt. James T. Shuemate, United States Marine, who lost his life in the invasion of New Georgia Island in the South Pacific, is buried at Barioka on the west coast of the island [sic], his mother, Mrs. J.T. Shuemate in Cameron has been informed. The Purple Heart Decoration, prized since the days of George Washington as award for wounds or loss of life for men in the armed services, has been made posthumously to Mrs. Shuemate, mother of the hero. Pvt. Shuemate, a volunteer, joined up with the Marine Commandos and was specially trained for invasion of the islands. Among the personal effects received was a bill fold containing two $5 American notes and some papers, under a small newspaper clipping under a Fort Worth date line telling how Texas was leading the nation in the number of men in service. The bill fold was sent, along with a letter from Lt. M.G. Craig of the Marines. . . . The Cameron Daily Herald, January 17, 1944
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Family links: 
  James Soloman Shuemate (1898 - 1943)
  Mary Opal Pressley Gill (1907 - 1980)
  James Thomas Shuemate (1925 - 1943)
  Robert Donald Shuemate (1928 - 1986)*
  Johnny Max Shuemate (1935 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: His father, James Soloman "Jim" Shumate, died February 21st, 1943, and (according to his Texas death certificate) was to be buried in Minerva, Texas. Have not yet determined which cemetery he is in.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: May 26, 2013
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Pvt James Thomas Shuemate
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Pvt James Thomas Shuemate
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