All American Awards & Engraving Soldier Spotlight: Gerald Shakley

flagGerald Shakley, a native of East Brady, served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Name: Gerald Wayne Shakley

Born: July 11, 1949

Died: June 10, 1969

Hometown: East Brady, Pa.

High School: East Brady High School

Branch: U.S. Army

Rank: Private First Class

263614PFC Shakley enlisted in the United States Army on October 1, 1968. He began his tour in Vietnam on March 14, 1969, with the 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, B Company in Kontum, South Vietnam.

PFC Shakley died as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds on June 10, 1969 – just shy of his 20th birthday.

He is buried in the Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia, Butler County.


All American Awards and Engraving is located on U.S. 322 in Shippenville. The company specializes in Embroidery, Screen Printing, all kinds of awards, trophies, engraving, unique gifts and more. As the company motto says, We can put “Almost Anything on Almost Everything”.

They can be found online at or or by calling toll free 1-877-402-9273 and ask for Jim Carroll.

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