Monday , March 11, 2013 - 9:12 AM
Henry Andrew Shaw of Layton will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 14. He will be honored this day by his family, friends, Mayor Steve Curtis of Layton and military personnel of Hill Air Force Base. A flag ceremony will take place at his home to present him with a new flag to fly on his flag pole, replacing the one he so proudly displayed for more than 60 years.
He was born on March 14, 1923, in Cour d’Alene, Idaho, to Emma and LeRoy Shaw. He had one sister and three brothers: Erma Wilson, Norman Shaw, Frances Shaw and Junior Shaw (all deceased).
He spent most of his younger years growing up in Cour d’Alene before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps at the age of 16. He joined the U.S. Army in 1943, serving for more than two years, and the U.S. Air Force in 1949, serving for 23 years.
While stationed in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, he met and married Anita M. Ptok. Together they raised four children: Richard W. Shaw (deceased), Deborah A. Potts, Patrick A. Shaw and Rosie M. Skinner. He has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He retired from Hill Air Force Base after 13 years of service. He is a veteran of three wars: World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.