Friday, July 15, 2016

PVT Grant J. Clemans

PVT Grant J. Clemans was born 27 Jul 1922 in Mishawaka, Indiana to LeRoy and Christina Olive (Bailey) Clemans.   His father worked variously as a truck driver in the gravel business and as an engineer in a toy factory.  His mother worked in her own business in 1940. About 1942 he married Mary Jane Bunch.

Grant entered service in December 1942. A son was born to Grant and Mary on 23 Aug 1943 in Mishawaka. On 28 Jun 1944 he was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry before D-Day.  He was killed in action on 15 Jul 1944.  PVT Clemans is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Mary re-married in 1951 and died in 2003.  Their son, Larry Lee Clemans served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and died in 1995. 

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