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PFC Clifford L. Larson - Fallen

Bottineau, ND
County: Bottineau
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: April 16, 1945 / Age: 25
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division

Killed in action in Germany

Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial located on the Capital grounds in Bismarck North Dakota under the County of Bontineau

From Register of North Dakota Veterans of World War II and Korea page 845:

LARSON, CLIFFORD L. SN 37 546 840; born Bottineau,
NDak 26 Aug 19; resident Bottineau Cour,-
ty, NDak; entered AUS Ft Snelling, Minn 26 Feb 43;
served European African Middle Eastern Theater; RIO
16 Apr 45 Tangermunde, Germany; PFC; buried in Plot
E, Row 17, Grave 1, Margraten, Holland.

From Obituary:

Clifford L. LKarson was born in Bottieau August 26th 1919. He attended grade school in the Turtle Mountains and completed three years of high school in Bottineau. For a period of time he farmed with his father until September of 1941. On September 28th of the same year he married Arlene Christenson of Dunseith. After that time he was employed on road construction in eastern Montana and Nebraska until February 22, 1943. at which time he entered the armed forces.  His first army life was spent at Ft. Snelling (Minnesota) and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucy., where he served as a cood until he was sent overseas on June 14th, 1944. He served with the 35th Armored Infantry Division in the Third Army. He was later transferred to the Ninth Army where he served as a mortar man until the time he was killed in action April 16th 1945.  According to the information available, he was killed near the Elbe river about 30 miles from Berlin. As yet it is not known where his body was laid to rest. Survivors are: his wife, Arlene Larson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars K. Larson; sister, Myrtle; and two brothers, Pvt. Gerald Larson and Ronnie; grandmother Mrs. Olena Larson; and aunt, Miss Anna Larson, live in Bottineau. An uncle Andrew Christenson of rural Bottineau, and an aunt Mrs. B. C. Davis, Des Moines, Iowa, and many other close relatives.