Chaplain Shelton served in the 6th Army during WWII, at Fort Yukon, Alaska.
The Reverend Claudius Parlett Shelton, served in WWII as a chaplain in the 6th U.S. Army, and was stationed at Fort Yukon, and Fairbanks, Alaska in the period 1942-46. After the war he was chaplain and assistant chief branch chaplain at the Veteran’s Administration hospitals in Richmond, Va. He ministered in several churches before and after the war, being an Episcopal priest. He pasted away in April of 1981.
The uniform consists of the ’41 service dress uniform with 6th Army patch on right sleeve, being his last theatre unit, and his last unit served in was the 5th Army Service Command. All the original insignia is on the coat’ pin on rank bars, clutch back “US” and chaplain insignia (Meyer). The “pink” trousers have his name written inside the waist area, and comes with a web waist belt and brass buckle.
There is a photo of him taken sometime around the war in his priest clothing, and a few news clippings dating from the time of his death; these giving some information about Chaplain Shelton.
Also included is a period photo of Shelton as a young man dressed in his Boy Scout uniform in frame (frame 5×6 1/2).
A nice honest grouping. The shirt and tie are my props-NFS.