PFC Webster Robert Shoffstall

Birth
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 6 May 1942 (aged 20)
National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56750370 · View Source
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Shoffstall joined the Marines on October 11, 1939; he must have showed exceptional promise while at boot camp in San Diego, for he was promoted to Private First Class in January, 1940. Shoffstall served with the HQ detachment in San Diego – he may have been an instructor at the recruit depot – and by April was on his way overseas. PFC Shoffstall joined Company A, First Battalion, Fourth Marines in Shanghai that June, and served with them for the rest of the year. PFC Shoffstall traveled with the Fourth Marines to the Philippines in late 1941 to help prepare defenses against the predicted Japanese attack. He fought through the Philippine campaign, and participated in the siege of Corregidor. PFC Shoffstall was killed on May 6, 1942, when the Japanese overran Corregidor. His exact fate is unknown.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56750370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Webster Robert Shoffstall (7 Aug 1921–6 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56750370, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .