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134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

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Pvt. Shirley T Needham

Company G

Pvt Shirley T Needham


Shirley Needham was born in Maynardville, TN in 1921. He left home in the early 40s to go work in Glen L. Martin's Aircraft Plant in Maryland where he worked on the PBM 3. He returned back home in 1943 but could not stand not being part of the action, so he joined the US Army in June of 1944. He served in Company G, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th division of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army in The Battle of the Bulge where he suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm. He was honorably discharged in the summer of 1946. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Good Conduct medal, and others. He later went to work with the Union County Selective Service Board. He passed away in 2003.

Thanks to his grandson, Trent Stooksbury, for submitting these pictures and information about his grandfather.

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