Notes: David Clear was 18 when he enlisted in the Army on January 27, 1945. He went from Ft. Sheridan, Illinois to Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Then to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Ft. George Meade, Maryland, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, then to San Francisco, California - his last stop before going overseas. He was at Okinawa, and later Yokahamo, Japan. Following his tour of duty, David returned home.
On April 11, 1949, he re-enlisted in the Army and was sent to Korea. On October 13, 1950, he was a driving a truck, hauling ammo, when his company was ambushed. David was shot in the leg. Following a fierce firefight, he and 12 other men were taken prisoner, and shot in cold blood. Five men survived. David did not. He was 23.
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