November 28, 2021

Kislev 24, 5782


Cmdr. Bernard "Bert" T. Shuman


Heshvan 5, 5762

October 19, 1920 to October 22, 2001

GUN CREWMAN MEDIUM ARTILLERY: As a member of a 4.5 inch gun assisting in moving, emplacing, displacing and withdrawing the piece in combat operations. His specific duty was firing the gun. He also assisted in cleaning and maintenance of the piece. Served 15 months in England, France, Belgium and Germany with 259th Field Artillery Battalion and saw action during the entire Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal - European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign. In the American Theatre, he was awarded campaign ribbons and a Victory Medal.

US Army

Served from March 3, 1943 to December 4, 1945

Highest JWV Position

Post Commander

Post or Auxiliary

Fall River Post 168

Military Specialty

Battery C- 259th Field Artillery Battalion