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S/Sgt Clayton J Gries

S/Sgt Clayton J Gries

134th Infantry Regiment - Company K

Clayton J. Gries, son of James and Mable (Roland) Gries, was born in Ralston, Nebraska on April 3, 1913. He was a platoon leader in Company K, 134th Infantry Regiment.  He suffered shrapnel wounds on July 17, 1944 during the battle for St Lo, France and returned to duty on October 13, 1944.  He was Killed in Action by small arms fire November 14, 1944 near the city of Morhange in Lorraine, France while leading an attack on enemy positions. S/Sgt Clayton J Gries in buried at Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Nebraska.

Thanks to Mr. Rick Lenzen for this picture. Mr. Lenzen is S/Sgt. Gries' nephew.

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