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Jeni Wolfe
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posted 9/2/2020 9:47:12 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jeni Wolfe  Click here to email Jeni Wolfe  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I am looking for some information on my Grandfather Clarence C. Wolfe. I have his separation papers so I know that at one point he was in bravo company of the 66th armored infantry battalion in the 12th Armored Division. Any suggestions on where to look for more information or pictures?

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 9/6/2020 1:32:38 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello Jeni, I have found Clarence C. Wolfe
in our 17,000 Member roster just to the left.
As you said, he was in B-66. Other than that, I can't find his name in
our scrapbooks or in past issues of the Hellcat News. (These can be searched by the computer). It is possible his name would turn up in the memoirs that are not searchable by
computer. On the left side, see BOOKS AND WRITTEN EXPERIENCES. Scroll down to the 66th AIB. The read through the memoirs.
I am curious to know when he joined the 12th
Armored. Was he a member before he left the USA for Europe, or was he a replacement.
If so, when did he join the 12th.
We will continue to search and any information would be most helpful.
Mike

Jeni Wolfe
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posted 9/6/2020 4:36:30 PM    Click here to view the profile for Jeni Wolfe  Click here to email Jeni Wolfe  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I don't know when he would have joined the 12th. I know that he was injured Dec. 1944 in Guising France and April 1945 in Dillingen Germany. I will continue to go through the stuff that we found cleaning out my grandparents house hopefully I will come across some more information.

Bob Scherer
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posted 9/6/2020 10:11:11 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hi Jeni,

I work with Mike on answering questions like yours. If you find Clarence's WD AGO Form 53-55, Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge please let me know. I can provide you quite a bit of information on his service based on that document. When you go through his papers, please let me know what you find. I may be able to tell you more about his time in the Army. My email is rwscherer@verizon.net. Best of luck on your search!
Bob Scherer


MikeWoldenberg
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posted 9/9/2020 9:52:37 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
I found this finally. There was a blurred letter in the name and thus the computer algorithm didn't work properly. This is for
a Bronze Star. We will try and find the General Order.

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth639086/m1/122/zoom/?q=%22Clarence%20C.%22&resolution=1&lat=2595.128155708313&lon=2053.5594482421875

Bob Scherer
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posted 9/9/2020 12:17:26 PM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Jeni,

Thanks for the documents you sent me on Clarence. I sent you my comments on them and will also be sending you the General Order awarding Clarence the BSM. Thanks to Mike's locating the GO#, coming up with the citation was pretty easy. Clarence was recognized for leaving his covered position and carrying a wounded comrade to safety while under heavy enemy fire. Well done Clarence!
Bob