WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 — Army Sgt. Cread E. Shuey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 26, 2019.
On Dec. 8, 1941, Shuey was a member of Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, serving in the Philippines, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of the Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.
Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were taken prisoner and sent to prisoner of war camps. Shuey was among those reported captured after the surrender of Corregidor and held at the Cabanatuan POW camp. More than 2,500 POWs perished in this camp during the remaining years of the war.
DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission for their partnership in this mission.
Shuey’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission Site site along with others missing from WWII. Although interred as an “unknown” in Manila American Cemetery, Shuey’s grave was meticulously cared for over the past 70 years by the American Battle Monuments Commission. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.