Monday, June 6, 2016
PFC Clarence Edward Peck
Clarence was drafted in May 1941 and due to policies in effect at the time was assigned to D Company 116th Infantry at Fort Meade, Maryland. He then participated in all the training the company underwent at Fort Meade, Camp A.P. Hill, Virginia, in the Carolina maneuvers and at Camp Blanding, Florida. The unit boarded the Queen Mary and sailed for England in September 1942 and PVT Peck was with them. It was during their training for the amphibious landings planned for the invasion of occupied Europe that Clarence was promoted to PFC. PFC Peck was killed in action in the landings at Omaha Beach on 6 Jun 1944.
PFC Peck rests forever with many of his comrades from the 116th Regiment at the Normandy American Cemetery.