Virginia Heroes

Swanson Troy Shortt

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: February 13, 1921
Hometown: Grayson County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: June 20, 1944
Died In: Foggia, Italy
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart

First Lieutenant Shortt served with the 49th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force. He enlisted in 1939 and became an Aviation Cadet and earned a commission as a First Lieutenant.

He is buried in Gladeville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Galax, Virginia.

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