Gregory R. Shambaugh















Corporal Gregory Randall Shambaugh was born on October 2, 1947 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Mr. Robert Shambaugh of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. Geraldine Shambaugh of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gregory attended Carpenter School, Tappan Junior High School and Ann Arbor High School. He went on to graduate in 1966 from Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana. Gregory attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan before enlisting in the Army on January 19, 1967.

Corporal Shambaugh began his tour of duty in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam serving as an infantryman with D Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. According to First Lieutenant McLemore in a letter to Mrs. Shambaugh, "On March 6, 1968, while Gregory was participating in a search and destroy mission with Company D, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, he was struck by an enemy bullet and instantly killed." The Bronze Star Medal was posthumously presented to Mrs. Shambaugh.

Gregory Randall Shambaugh is survived by his parents and his wife. He lived 20 years, 5 months and 4 days. He is resting in Arborcrest Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gregory's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ann Arbor. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 43E Line 034.

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Sharon  Scott
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Greg-I write this with tears streaming down my face-you are still the hero of that seven year old girl who talked too much and ran too fast-I think of all the letters we sent-mine stuffed full of kool-aid-yours stuffed full of hope for a child seeking unconditional love-for over 40 years I have carried the joy of having you in my life and the pain of losing you no matter what people say about acceptance-I will never let you go I love you, Sharon
Oct 29, 2008

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