Grave marker for Clyde W, Moline in Block 34 of the
Cherry Grove Cemetery, Clare (Clare county), Michigan.
Clyde enlisted in the Army at Kalamazoo, MI on 28
December 1942. He was later assigned to Company B, 508th PIR and
participated in the jump into Normandy on D-Day. Pvt Moline
was wounded in France on 9 June 1944 but remained on duty. His
name appeared on a Company B Order reporting men still in service on
Pvt Moline was promoted directly ro the grade of
sergeant on 1 November 1944. While it is unclear whether he went into
action in Holland, he did so during the Battle of The Bulge were he was
wounded in action on 26 December 1944.He was able to rejoin the company
on 12 January 1945.
TSgt Moline's military awards include the Bronze Star
Medal, the Purple Hear with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman
Badge and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device which was awarded for
participation in Normandy assault.