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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.

[Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL, Jan. 26, 2014]

Fredrick registered for the draft ca. 1943 and  enlisted in the Army at Huntington, WV on 31 August 1943.

Pvt Clingenpeel was transferred from Hq Field Force Replacement Depot 19  on 27 May 1944 to Co I, 508th PIR.

He was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 16 January 1945.

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 operations.

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