On November 14, 1947, he enlisted in the United States. Marine Corps. During the Korean War, Shuck was a machine gun squad leader in the 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. On July 3, 1952, during an assault against an enemy position, Shuck was killed by sniper fire while helping to evacuate casualties.
He was a 1944 graduate of Ridgeley High School and was a member of the Naval Reserve from 1944 to 1946.