Saturday, February 25, 2017

PFC John J. Clawson

PFC John J. Clawson was born 18 Nov 1924 in Allegan County, Michigan to Charles Samuel and Ethel (McDonald) Clawson.  Ethel died in 1926 and it seems that Charles never remarried.  Charles farmed to support his family. 

After John entered the service he was sent overseas and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry.  We believe this was prior to D-Day, 6 Jun 1944.  On 2 Jul 1944 John was wounded and sent to a hospital.  He was transferred from the replacement depot back to the unit on 4 Dec 1944.  On 17 Dec 1944 he was sent for 6 days temporary duty at the 29th Division training center and he returned to the unit on 23 Dec 1944. On 2 Jan 1945 John suffered a non-battle related injury and was again evacuated and returned to the unit from the hospital on 4 Jan 1945.  PFC Clawson was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945. 

PFC Clawson was repatriated in 1949 and is buried with his family in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Monterey Center, Michigan. 

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