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Pfc Clarence Lee Culver

Submitted by: Matthew Culver

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Pfc Clarence Lee Culver served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 23 June 1916 - 15 July 1918 (KIA).

 

Clarence volunteered for the Alabama National Guard on 23 June 1916 and served on the Mexican Border with the 4th Alabama Infantry. When war was declared on Germany he remained with the 4th, now renumbered the 167th US Infantry Regiment. He left for France with the unit and the rest of the 42nd Infantry from Camp Mills, NY on 1 September 1917.

A member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, Clarence went on to engage the German forces at Brouville, before the 42nd was sent to the defense of Paris at the request of the French command.

Clarence was killed 15 July 1918 at the second battle of the Marne, one of the worst engagements of the war and the 167th's first true taste of combat.