Saturday, July 30, 2016

CPL James Edward Clark Jr

courtesy of Bessie Savery
CPL James Edward Clark Jr was born abt 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to James Edward and Beatrice Sarah (Huff) Clark. His father was an electrical engineer who had a 1939 reported income of $3000.  James attended Southeastern High School.

After entering the service James was sent overseas.  James was already a CPL when he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 13 Jun 1944. He was again transferred from B to A Company 116th Infantry on 15 Jun 1944, likely to help in replacing the many men that unit lost on 6 Jun 1944 in the D-Day landings.  On 30 Jul 1944 he was seriously wounded and evacuated to a hospital.  CPL Clark died of his wounds on that same day.

CPL Clark is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery

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