Arthur Moses Shults was born on 7 April 1915, the son of Rufus Birdwell Shults and Chanie Marinda “Renda” Messer. Husband of Eula Z. Large and father of five children.
Died 20 April 1945
Buried at Union Cemetery, Newport, TN

Private First Class
163rd Infantry, Company A

The Plain Talk and Tribune, August 23, 1948
The body of Pfc. Arthur Shults, 30 will arrive in Newport Tuesday on Train Number 7 at 7:21 P.M. Pfc. Shults entered the service March 12, 1944 at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and served about nine months before going overseas. He served with Co. A 163 Infantry. He was killed in battle April20, 1945 on Jolo Island which is one of the Philippines. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eula Large Shults of 8th St., Newport and five children, Ina Gene, Betty Raymond, Jack Robert Lee and Victor Shults, all of Newport, parents Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Shults, Cosby; three brothers, Dalla, James and Osborne Shults, all of Cosby; sisters Mrs. Lillie Hill and Mrs. Deliah Baxter of Cosby, Mrs. Viola Warden, Newport and Mars. Pearlie Bradshaw, Sweetwater.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 April 1915
  • Date of death: 20 April 1945
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Newport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 163rd Infantry
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Cemetery, Newport, Cocke County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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