This post features an item found in my great-grandmother’s scrapbook from the 1940s. To view all posts about the scrapbook, click here.
Norman Lee Shook, Jr. was my great-grandmother’s cousin’s son. She kept two articles about him in her scrapbook. He was a marine, and he died near San Diego while working to put out a forest fire. He was just 19 years old.
Below are pictures of the two articles in the scrapbook. Unfortunately, the first page of the first article is not in the scrapbook, but I found another article online, and you can see it below for the complete story. The fire killed eight men and injured 72.
The next article (in three images) was published in the San Diego Union on October 5, 1943.
Norman is buried in Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.