Van Meter, Clifford Tilden, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver, Light
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 345, 2nd Battalion, 159th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jun 30, 2003
 
Location of Interment
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CLIFFORD TILDEN VAN METER WAS A FARMER BEFORE HE ENTERED THE SERVICE ON 7 MARCH 1942. HE SERVED WITH ANTI-TANK COMPANY, 159TH INFANTRY REGIMENT. THE 159TH WAS ATTACHED TO THE 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN ALASKA WHERE PFC VAN METER SERVED FROM 5 AUGUST 1942 TO 9 AUGUST 1944. WHEN THE 159TH WENT TO EUROPE THEY WERE ATTACHED TO THE 106TH INFANTRY DIVISION PFC VAN METER SERVED IN EUROPE FROM 7 MARCH 1945 TO 24 OCTOBER 1945. AFTER RETURNING STATESIDE CLIFFORD WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON 9 NOVEMBER 1945 AT FORT GEORGE MEADE MARYLAND.



He was born at Close Mountain, a son of the late Tilden VanMeter and Bertha Evans VanMeter. On April 15, 1950 at Red House, Md, he was married to the former Bernice Knapp who survives. The had celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Also surviving are a brother Harold (and Vonda) VanMeter of
Location; a sister Bernice Knapp of Morrison, CO, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert and Maurice VanMeter and seven sisters, Vina Shaffer, Versa Price, Arna Evans Mable Haesh, Hazel Dove, Julia Miller and Doris Matzel.

He attended ath one room school at Close Mountain, served with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theatre. 
   
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US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1950

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My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Jan 24, 2013
   
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  507 Also There at This Battle:
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Belhumeur, Julien, Sgt, (1940-1953)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Brown, Garfield, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • CHEATWOOD, FLOYD, T/3, (1945-1949)
  • Coffey, Lucy, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Deane, John Russell, GEN, (1937-1977)
  • Finklea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1940-1949)
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