Company B 22nd Infantry
George Shaab was born in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1874.
He enlisted as a Private for a
period of three years in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on
October 13, 1898
at Evansville, Indiana. His enlistment record indicated he stood 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as farmer. By the end of this first enlistment
he had attained the rank of Corporal.
He re-enlisted in Company B four
more times, spending thirteen years in the 22nd Infantry. By the
end of his second
enlistment he had attained the rank of Sergeant. By the end of his third enlistment he had attained the rank of First Sergeant.
Shaab went with the 22nd
Infantry to the Philippines on both of the Regiment's deployments
there, served with the Regiment
during the San Francisco earthquake, with the Regiment in Alaska and finally on Border Duty in Texas.
First Sergeant Shaab died in his
quarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on August 28, 1911.
No record of cause of death could be found for him.
The Returns of the 22nd Infantry indicated that his remains were shipped to his relatives.
Above: The entry for George Shaab in the Returns of the 22nd Infantry for the month of August 1911.
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