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-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1945

Description
(Rhineland Campaign 15 September 1944 to 21 March 1945) Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Apr 8, 2010
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

A Battery, 559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Babbitt, Hadley Charles, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bailey, Olen, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Blunt, Arthur, 1LT, (1939-1946)
  • Boal, Delbert, PFC, (1941-1945)
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