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Sheldon Marchus Dannelly

Male 1917 - 1945  (27 years)


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  • Name Sheldon Marchus Dannelly 
    Born 16 Nov 1917  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1945  Luzon, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Erhardt Cemetery, Erhardt, Bamberg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9736  Martin Family
    Last Modified 27 May 2019 

    Father Joseph Smyly Dannelly,   b. 5 Feb 1884, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1967, Erhardt, Bamberg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary DeLula Belvin,   b. 11 Sep 1879, Lee County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1969, Erhardt, Bamberg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F3792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1917 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erhardt Cemetery, Erhardt, Bamberg, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Sheldon M Dannelly was born on November 16, 1917 in South Carolina. His parents Joseph and Delula were also both born in South Carolina. His father worked as a farmer. Sheldon had two older brothers, one older sister, and one younger brother. Two of his brothers also served in the army during the war. By 1940 Sheldon had completed four years at Wofford College and was living at home working as a school teacher and later as a school principal.

      He enlisted in the army on February 11, 1942. He rose to the rank of captain and commanded Company A, 1st Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division (nicknamed Red Arrow Division). The 32nd Division saw action in New Guinea and Luzon.

      Three of his enlisted men were recognized with the Medal of Honor. Captain Dannelly himself twice earned the Distinguished Service Cross.

      On April 25, 1945 Captain Dannelly was killed in Luzon while trying to rescue some of his men trapped in a cave-in.


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