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Cody WWII vet honored; Shockley, 94, served in U.S. Navy in Pacific


May 8, 2019

Daniel Trudo, 2, sits with his great-grandfather and World War II Veteran John Shockley, 94. Shockley was recently presented a quilt at his Cody home. Nov 14, 2018

John Shockley, 94, never questioned his own motives for entering World War II. It was just what you did at the time.

"Everyone was getting involved in the war," Shockley said.

The longtime Cody resident served as a Gunnery Sgt. 1st Class in the Navy, serving 1943-1947.

Though he grew up in landlocked Chinook, Mont., he didn't think much about taking to the high seas for service.

"All the young people were joining the Navy," Shockley said with a twinkle in his eye.

Shockley took off from Oakland Bay in California and was put on the USS General M.M. Patrick...

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