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posted 8/8/2006 5:13:06 PM  Reply w/Quote
Trying to find any information on the above. Found this on web Capt. Cecil T. Clary, 0363500, Co, Tr B, had been killed by mortar fire while setting up the defensive position. Results of operation: Four enemy definitely killed and five probably killed, one badly wounded and 17 PW's captured. Tr also gained enemy identification and valuable terrain information. Need info where he was first stationed. He inducted from New Mexico Died 4 08 1945 Monument Epimal, France. He was married to my mother who is now Vivian Moore. You can contact me at msquared2@mac.com. Any help?

Ken
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posted 8/8/2006 8:04:12 PM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi,

I am a Legacy member of the 12th Armored Division Association and will try to help you.

What are you specifically looking for about Capt. Clary, other than his first duty station? You are correct that he is buried in Epinal Cemetery France as many veterans of the 12th AD are. If you are looking for specific cause of death, insurance records, etc I can help.

I have searched the National Archives for the name you gave. Since he was an officer when he was killed, he might have been an enlisted man when he entered the service. Being an officer, makes a search a little more difficult. The records the NA have will only provide where an individual entered the service and not provide his first duty station, this info most likely will be on his records kept by the Veterans Association, which will have his life insurance application(s) when he entered the army.

What is your name?

Regards,

Ken Klinedinst



Ken
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posted 8/9/2006 10:48:53 AM    Click here to view the profile for Ken  Click here to email Ken  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I have contacted a veteran from TRP B 92nd Recon who was with Capt. Clary when was killed. This veteran said, there were no marks on his body, the concussion must have killed him. This veteran was one of the troopers who took the POW's, which you noted in your post, back to our lines. Capt Clary was a Buck Sgt prior to being in Camp Barkeley in 1943 and his father was also in the army.

Regards,

Ken Klinedinst