Ashton, Clarence Mcallister, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
604-Light Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 44th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Private First Class



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Ashton, Clarence Mcallister, PFC.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
Hemet, CA

Date of Passing
Sep 04, 2011
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
columbarium wall

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Duke Ashton was born on February 14, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 2, 1943, at Fort Custer, Michigan, and after completing basic training and infantry training, he served with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 71st Infantry Regiment of the 44th Infantry Division during combat training in the United States before deploying to France with his unit in September 1944.


PFC Ashton fought with his unit through France and Germany, and was wounded in action in France on December 13, 1944, and on February 15, 1945; and in Germany on March 29, 1945. After the war ended he served on Occupation Duty in Germany until returning to the United States in July 1945, and he received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army on October 17, 1945. Duke Ashton died on September 4, 2011, and his ashes were placed in the columbarium wall at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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Pistol

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 71st Infantry Regiment44th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, 2nd Battalion, 71st Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 44th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Northern France Campaign (1944)/Battle of Arracourt
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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