Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biography Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
County IAGenWeb Schools
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb

powered by FreeFind



CPL Thomas SHAY, twin brother of John SHAY, served in the U.S. Army from January 3, 1949 until March 28, 1952 with the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion assigned to the 8th Army in Korea. He was awarded the Korean Presidential and American Presidential Citations, the Korean Defense Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Rifle Badge plus five battle stars. He later received a silver a silver battle star.



The following appeared in a Chicago newspaper.

Somewhere in Korea
February 22 (Reuters)

Cpl. Thomas Edward SHAY of Maloy, Iowa is the envy of the British Commonwealth brigade in Korea: He's got an umbrella. SHAY, one of the serveral American mortar men attached to the brigade, said he picked it up in a Korean's house last week because, "I reckoned it might come in handy one day." Today while rain cascaded down, SHAY sat placidly under the umbrella. The brigade, which included English, Scotch, Australian, Indian and New Zealand units, moved into the sector Wednesday in the face of heavy opposition. They had no transport vehicles and rain had turned the clay soil into a quagmire. Trailing after the troops came 450 South Korean laborers, equipped with frames to enable them to carry on their backs the food, munitions and equipment the brigade needs. SHAY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SHAY of Maloy.

SOURCE: Maloy Centennial book, p. 89-90

Submission by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2010


  • Thomas Edward SHAY Obituary


  • You are our visitor!
    Thank You for stopping by!

    © Copyright 1996-
    Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
    All rights Reserved.