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First Name: Weldon

Last Name: Clinton

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Leonard, TX
Middle Name: Doyle

Date of Birth: 02 March 1922

Date of Death: 20 November 1944

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Weldon Doyle Clinton

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Weldon Doyle Clinton
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army

On 18 October 1944, Technical Sergeant Weldon Doyle Clinton was serving with Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, First U.S. Army.

On that day, TSGT Clinton's unit was in action against German forces. TSGT Clinton's courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Technical Sergeant Weldon Doyle Clinton (ASN: 6954832), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 18 October 1944. Technical Sergeant Clinton's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 47 (1945)


Technical Sergeant Weldon Doyle Clinton is buried at Leonard Cemetery in Leonard, Fannin County, TX.


Honoree ID: 312424   Created by: MHOH




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