Clay County

S/Sgt. Irvin L. Clifton




Spencer, Ia.—S. Sgt. Irvin L. Clifton, son of Harry Clifton, Spencer, has been admitted to the A. A. F. convalescent hospital, Miami Beach, Fla., for treatment and observation. A veteran of 50 combat missions as a gunner in a 12th air force A-20 bomber, Sgt. Clifton has been decorated with the air medal and one oakleaf cluster. He spent 28 months in the Pacific combat zone.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 3, 1945

Irvin Lewis Clifton was born Mar. 3, 1918 to Harry Orville and Mina Blanche Taylor Clifton. He died Sept. 22, 1976 and is buried in TriMello Cemetery, Royal, IA. 

Pvt. Clifton served with the U.S. Army in World War II.