PVT Clyde Buckner was born 27 May 1916 in Texas County, Missouri to Silas and Edna Josephine (Wilhite) Buckner. He married Sarah Ellen Rennick. They had no children.
After enlistment in the Army, Clyde was assigned to B Company 116th Infantry, possibly before the D-Day amphibious assault. He was wounded on 6 Aug 1944 and died of his wound(s) in hospital on 27 Aug 1944.