COLONEL ARTHUR ART SHAW (RET.) was a Field Artillery Unit Commander for the 361st Artillery Battalion of the 96th Division during the battles for Leyte and Okinawa. His numerous medals include the Bronze Star. He reached the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army and was appointed full Colonel as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. His wife, Jean, passed away in 2002 after sixty years of marriage. Now ninety-nine years old, Colonel Shaw lives in Oklahoma City.