McCorkle, George Shirley

Title

McCorkle, George Shirley

Last Name

McCorkle

First and Middle Name

George Shirley

Nicknames or Other Names

Shirley

Hometown

Keysville, Virginia

Birth Date

May 23, 1896

Death Date

March 17, 1937

VPI Graduating Class

1923

Undergraduate Major

Commercial Engineering

Graduated

Yes

Service Branch

Army or Marine Corps

Unit

Company C, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division
  • The 3rd Division was nicknamed "The Rock of the Marne"

Rank

Private

Military Events

  • Transported on theĀ Corsican to France on March 25, 1918. He was listed as a Private.
  • Fought at Chateau Thierry and was severely wounded in action while serving with the Third Division in the Second Battle of the Marne. He spent months in hospitals after.

Battles or Engagements

Aisne; Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Champagne 1918

Files

George Shirley McCorkle portrait from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg
George Shirley McCorkle picture from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg
George Shirley McCorkle from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg

Collection

Citation

“McCorkle, George Shirley,” VPI in World War I, accessed August 19, 2019, http://vpiworldwarone.lib.vt.edu/items/show/1123.

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