Clawson, Harry Allen, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thatcher
Last Address
Opheusden, The Netherlands

Casualty Date
Oct 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Auto Rifle
Small Bore Rifle
Parachutist (Basic)
Recoilless Rifle
Bayonet
Grenade

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, 5th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Bragg, NC), E
  1942, Basic Training (Camp Toccoa, GA), I
  1942, ASTP Basic Training Battalion (WWII) (Fort Benning, GA), A
 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division101st Airborne Division
  1942-1944, 745, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1942-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Airborne Landings
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Clawson was interred in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham County, Arizona, Plot: Sec/Row 4-5.

While serving with H Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, SSgt. Clawson was killed in action by artillery and mortar fire near Opheusden, Netherlands during Operation Market Garden.

He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart with OLC.

Note:  His remains were found by a Dutch treenurseryman in December 1971.  His and those of Pvt. Morris Thomas were identified and repatriated.
   
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