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News | July 31, 2018

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Shankles, L.)

By DPAA Public Affairs

Army Pfc. Leslie Shankles, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 12, 2018.

In October 1944, Shankles was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He was killed Oct. 14, 1944 by enemy fire in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter, Germany.

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Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Shankles’ name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margraten, Netherlands, along with the others missing from WWII. Although interred as an Unknown in Neuville American Cemetery, Shankles’ grave was meticulously cared for over the past 70 years by the ABMC. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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