service as a newly commissioned 2nd Lt, in the 19th
Infantry, Hawaii. He left the states for Hawaii on 10th
October, 1939, and left for the states exactly 3 years later.
He was at Pearl
Harbor when the Japs sneaked in, and was the only man in the 508th
to wear the Pacific Theatre Ribbon.
On his arrival to
the states in 1942 Captain Warren immediately applied for the
After a brief spell
as an instructor he was assigned to the 508 at Camp Mackall as the
Executive officer of the 2nd Battalion. He commanded the 2nd
Battalion in the South Carolina Maneuvres in May 1943.
promoted to Lt Col. he took over command of the 2nd Battalion
During the first 6
days of D-DAY, he commanded the Battalion's battle group defending the
southern half of the Merderet and Douve river bridges.
He led his men into
Battle at Beuzeville, La Bastille and Baupte, Hill 95 and Hill 131 in
Normandy to the snow covered hills of the Ardennes in Belgium, and the
mine covered Hill 400 at the Roar River.
LT COL Shields
Warren passed away on 26th January, 1994.