Harold C. Hanshaw

                                             ┌── Harvey Curtis Hanshaw
                                             │    1873-1950 
                     ┌── Carmel T. Hanshaw ──┤
                     │    1907-1975          │
                     │                       └── Virgie Lee Facemires
                     │                            1878-1964 
Harold C. Hanshaw ───┤
B: 1930              │                       ┌── Oliver Sheet
D: 1951              │                       │
                     └── Abbie May Sheets ───┤
Harold C. Hanshaw     [ID 17188] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Harold C. Hanshaw1,2,3 [Carmel Hanshaw4].

Born Aug 18 1930, St. Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia.2,3,4  

Harold C. Hanshaw died Jan 31 1951, North Korea.2,5,6  

During the Korean War, Harold served as a private in the U.S. Army, Battery C, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division.  He was captured Nov 30 19503,7 while fighting the enemy near Kunu-ri, North Korea.  He was held as a POW, and died in North Korea.  His remains were not recovered.2  Presumed dead Mar 7 19548 (see newspaper article below).  

His service and sacrifice is noted on a monument in Honolulu, Hawaii.9  

Private First Class Harold C. Hanshaw was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.2

(photo)Photo: Harold C. Hanshaw newspaper death notice Panama City News (Panama City, Florida), Mar 8 1954 8

(photo)Photo: Harold C. Hanshaw memorial National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Honolulu, Hawaii 10


  1. Posting Jan 8 2006 by Ellen Jones to Hinshaw-L.
  2. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. West Virginia Division of Culture & History; Veterans Database:
  4. 1940 census, Nitro, Putnam County, West Virginia; roll T627-4440, ED 40-7, page 5A, line #16, household #83.
  5. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings; http://www.ancestry.com.
  6. West Virginia Korean Conflict Casualty List; USGenWeb Archives:
  7. Department of Defense, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office:
  8. Panama City News (Panama City, Florida), Mar 8 1954; http://www.ancestry.com.
  9. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans; http://www.ancestry.com.
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), 1941-2011; http://www.ancestry.com.

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