|courtesy of Des Philippet|
Clifford was working as a longshoreman when he was drafted in September 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. On 15 Feb 1945 he was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry. He was again transferred on 3 Mar 1945, this time to B Company 116th Infantry. PVT Patton was killed in action on 5 Apr 1945.
PVT Patton rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.