Roger L. Shinn


Roger L. Shinn

Dr. Roger L. Shinn was born 6 January 1917 in Germantown, Ohio. From 1938 to 1941, he served as a Student Assistant at the Second Presbyterian Church in New York City. Dr. Shinn entered the Army as a Private in 1941 and graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1942. He served with distinction as an Infantry Company Commander in Germany during World War II and was captured by the enemy. He was released from active duty in 1945 after having attained the rank of Major. | His awards and decorations include the Silver Star. | After the war, Dr. Shinn became a tutor assistant in Philosophy of Religion, at Union Seminary until 1947. In 1946, he was ordained by the Northwest Ohio Synod, Evangelical and Reformed Church (now United Church of Christ). From 1949 until 1954 he served as Chairman, Department of Philosophy at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. He was a Professor of Theology and as a Professor of Christian Ethics at Vanderbilt University Divinity School until 1960. Upon returning to the Union Theological Seminary, he served as a William E. Dodge Professor of Applied Christianity, Dean of Instruction, the Reinhold Niebusr Professor of Social Ethics and served as anAdjunct Professor of Religion at Columbia University. | Dr. Shinn lectured extensively at many American Colleges and Universities and was active for many years in Ecumenical activities throughout the world. He is the author of 13 books and has written chapters and essays in some 25 books, along with articles and reviews in numerous scholarly and popular journals. He was also wrote and narrated the television series entitled, "Tangled World." | Be it known that Dr. Roger L. Shinn having displayed outstanding leadership and being duly qualified is placed on the Honor Roll in the Infantry Officer Candidate Hall of Fame attested at Fort Benning, Georgia on this the 1st day of February 1973. Signed Orwin C. Talbott, Major General, USA.

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Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Silver Star
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