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McCloud, Lawrence, Pfc.
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Home Town Warsaw
Last Address Shasta Lake City, California
Date of Passing Oct 14, 2009
Location of Interment Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates Not Specified
Last Known Activity
Served US Army - Enlisted WWII:
18 January 1944 to 1 March 1946.
Three months Pvt with MOS 729 Engineer Basic; most likely State Side Assignment with the 4th Army located in Texas in 1944.
Twenty-two months Pfc with MOS 345 Truck Driver, Light; most likely State Side & Europe Assignments (Germany, France & Belgiuim for 18 months).
Was assigned to the 4th Army in 1944, then to the 9th Army with the 1146 Engineer Combat Group which left for England in Sept 1944 and arrived in France Oct 2, 1944. The 1146 was a small Engineer grouip working in the rear as support to the 9th Army. In July 1945, Lawrence was transferred to a different Engineer group until he returned home in Feb 1946. The 1146 Engineer Combat Group returned to the US in late Nov 1945 and was deactivated.
Driver, Light Truck
3/4 Ton Truck hauling telephone equipment and a crew of 5 linemen.
Driver - Jeep transporting military personnel.
Performed Black-out & night driving in combat zones in Europe.
Awarded Two Overseas Bars even though he served 18 months in Europe.
Last Unit Assignment was HQ Co 1146 Engineer Combat Group (no other information provided).
Place of Separation per WD AGO 53-55 was Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Separation due to Demobilization (of Unit).
Information in this Army Profile was provided by Peter McCloud, son to Lawrence McCloud and inserted into the Profile by Gary McJimsey, Army TWS, VPA. It was a pleasure to work with Peter in creating this Army Profile for a good and dedicated soldier of WWII as evidenced by the two Bronze Stars awarded to Lawrence.