Defenders of the Philippines

picture of captivity and picture of release from captivity

Charles Shook Picture

Charles L. Shook

(First Soldier Killed in Brooke County, West Virginia in World War II)

Pvt. First Class Charles Lewis Shook of Power, West Virginia was killed January 6, 1942 at Corregidor while assigned to the 59th Coast Guard Artillery.  Records show that Pvt. Shook was the first soldier killed in World War II from Brooke County.

Born    February 12, 1922
Died    January 6, 1942


Note:  Picture donated by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Melchiorof Moundsville on behalf of Ugene and Sharron Emig of Jasper, GA