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From word received here by relatives, it is revealed that Pfc. Paul M. Shepherd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shepherd, former residents, now living on route 1, Springdale, Ark., was killed in action on October 17 on Peleliu Island in the Pacific. The parents had received notification from the War Department.

The soldier's last letter to his parents was written October 14; he told them he was seeing his first action with the "Wild Rangers." He entered the Service in June, 1942 and had been overseas for only three months. He had attended school at the Accident School his last year. He was 26 years of age and had not been married. He leaves as survivors, besides his parents, three brothers, Delbert Shepherd of Laverne, Okla., Wiley Shepherd, S/1c in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific, and Calvin Shepherd of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Irene Drymon of Lowell, Ark, Mrs. Ruth Hildebrandt of Roverside, Calif, and Martha Anna and Mary Jane of the home.

Note: Ruth was living in Riverside, not Roverside.

Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News 01 Dec 1944

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