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Graves, Clarence P.

GRAVES

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 11:48:43

Graves, Clarence P.

Minneapolis, MN

Serial No: 6822281

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Graves

Entered Army: Jul 10, 1931, Inf.

Training in US: Fort Snelling

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA on Feb 20, 1934; arrived Manila, P.I., March 12, 1934

Overseas Training: Nicholas Field, Philippine Islands, 1936. Assigned 19th Air Base Squadron

Sent to Front: Dec 7, 1941, with 19th Air Base Sq.

Engagements: Battle of Bataan, Jan 7, 1942

Wounded: Shrapnel wound, left arm; fractured left leg.

Medals-Ribbons: American Defense Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Defense Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Victory

Returned to US: From Manila on Oct 4, 1945; arrived San Francisco, 1945

Discharged: Schick General Hospital, Clinton, IA

Rating: M/Sgt

Months in Service: In Army 18 years, overseas 47 months. Was a prisoner of war in Japanese prison camps for 3-1/2 years, Apr 9, 1942 to Aug 5, 1945. Also walked the Bataan Death March

Present Occupation: Soldier at Wold Chamberlain Air Base, MN.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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