Fredrick Clingenpeel, 88, born in Southern West Virginia, died on January 17, 2014, in Tallahassee, FL.
He served in World War II as an Army Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne 508 Regiment. After his service he returned to West Virginia where he worked as a coal miner/supervisor for 35 years. He retired from the coal mines and moved to Tallahassee in 1991, where he enjoyed his favorite pastime-golf.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Frances Cortelessi Clingenpeel.
He is survived by his daughter Theresa Croteau (Jim); granddaughters Lisa Richardson and Mendy Walton (Barry); and great grandchildren Andrew and Emily; step grandchildren Michele Handy (Bert), Brien Croteau (Jennifer), Jenny Black (Brian); step great granddaughters Dealyn and Veronica; brother James Clingenpeel (Ruby); along with several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A small family memorial is planned.
FL, Jan. 26, 2014]
registered for the draft ca. 1943 and enlisted in the Army at Huntington, WV on 31
Pvt Clingenpeel was transferred
from Hq Field Force Replacement Depot 19 on 27 May 1944 to Co I,
He was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 16 January
on 2 January 195, Pfc Clingenpeel was evacuated to a
field hospital classed as a non-combat casualty.
He rejoined the company on 28 February 1945.
His military decorations include the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign and Airborne