Ronald Lawrence Shattuck

Army of the United States
01 October 1946 - 30 December 1968
Hamburg, New York
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29 Oct 2004

Sergeant Ronald Shattuck is listed on the Honor Roll for B Battery 2nd Battalion 13th Artillery. I have recently been contacted by members who served with Ron in B Battery. I never met Ron, but wish to commemorate his service, as LTC Joseph Luger wishes us Red Dragon Clan survivors to never forget the sacrifices of the 25 Red Dragon Clan members who were fatalities between 1965-1970.

"Without Fear, Favor, or Hope of Reward" is the 13th Artillery Regiment motto. From what the B Battery guys have related to me, Ron definitely lived the part.

B Battery was involved in direct fire support missions for the 25th Infantry Division in December 68 - January 69. The battery was positioned at Fire Support Base Bragg II in Tay Ninh Province, and was within eyesight of Nui Ba Din, the Black Virgin Mountain. Anytime Nui Ba Din was in view of a Fire Support Base bad events seemed to occur. Daily attacks from snipers, mortars, and .51 caliber machine guns were common.

Sergeant Ron Shattuck started his tour with the Red Dragon Clan in February 1968, and was a short timer in December 1968. He was well-liked by the men who served with him.

Rocket and mortar fire hit FSB Bragg II on December 30, 1968. Ron died from wounds suffered in the mortar attack. His loss is especially mourned by B Battery members Bob Newcombe, Rich Reed, and Mike Marks who served with him, and from whom this information was gathered.

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Shattuck. You are remembered by your friends and by the Red Dragon Clan.

From a unit veteran,
William E. Novakovic
513 Woodland Avenue, Oakmont, Pa. 15139

22 Nov 2004

Ronald "Shattuck" was my friend.
I still think about him.
He served bravely in combat, and was liked by us all.

I hope his family is at peace with his sacrifice.

Goodbye, Ron.

From a comrade-in-arms, Bravo Battery, 2/13 Arty,
Robert K. Newcombe

13 Jan 2005

Ronald Shattuck was my husband's uncle. If any of you have any info or a story to tell, I know he would love to hear it! Please e-mail me ... thank you, and God bless all of our servicemen and women.

From hia niece-in-law,
Deanna Gokey

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Three men are known to have died as a result of the 30 December 1968 mortaring of FSB Bragg:
  • B Btry, 2nd Bn, 13th Arty Rgt:
    • SGT Ronald L. Shattuck, Hamburg, NY

  • A Co, 4th Bn, 23rd Inf Rgt:

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