McCloud, Lawrence, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver Light
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1946, 345, 1146th Engineer Group
Service Years
1944 - 1946

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
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

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Last Known Activity

Served US Army - Enlisted WWII:
  1. 18 January 1944 to 1 March 1946.
  2. Three months Pvt with MOS 729 Engineer Basic; most likely State Side Assignment with the 4th Army located in Texas in 1944.
  3. Twenty-two months Pfc with MOS 345 Truck Driver, Light; most likely State Side & Europe Assignments (Germany, France & Belgiuim for 18 months).
  4. 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
  • Mechanic.
  • 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).

   
Other Comments:

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.

  
   


WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1945

Description
(Central Europe Campaign 22 March to 11 May 1945) Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

A Battery, 559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

3rd Military Police Company

3rd Infantry Division

230th Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

401st Military Police Company

11th Military Police Battalion (CID)

92nd Military Police Company

972nd Military Police Company

759th Military Police Battalion

142nd Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion

94th Military Police Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

518th Military Police Battalion

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

508th Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  736 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Ashworth, Howard Hugh, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Badger, Edward Rhoades, 1LT, (1942-1946)
  • Bandi, John Henry, CPT, (1943-1946)
  • Bangsboll, Leif, LTC, (1943-1963)
  • Barrett, William Clarence, CPT, (1941-1947)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1948)
  • Berkowitz, Leo, 1st Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Black, Eric, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Bolio, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973)
  • Brasfield, Casper Lafayette, Sgt, (1942-1945)
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