He was killed in a German ambush along with 11 other members of the 86th Calvary Recon (Mech) at Chateauneuf de Faou on 5 August 1944. There is a memorial of the 12 killed during the ambush erected by the town. He was given a Purple Heart 16 Dec 1944.

World War II Scrapbook concerning Stanly County Soldiers and Citizens [1945]

Paul David Shaver

Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army

86th Cavalry Reconn Squadron, 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service From: North Carolina

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Date of Death: August 05, 1944

Buried: Anderson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, VS

Awards: Purple Heart