Clifford Warner in WWII
I’ve been thinking about our family’s military service this Memorial Day weekend. It is a source of pride and heartbreak as all complicated human stories are, especially during war.
I’ll have a series of posts on here highlighting military service in the family.
During WWII, the Selective Service System conducted 6 different draft registrations. Clifford registered during the 1st registration in 1940 for men age 21-35 in the continental US. You can learn more about WWII draft registrations here.
Clifford officially enlisted in May 1945. He was already married to Dicy and their oldest son was only 5 so that must have been very hard to leave them.
|Name:||Clifford B Warner|
|Name (Original):||WARNER CLIFFORD B|
|Event Type:||Military Service|
|Event Date:||18 May 1945|
|Term of Enlistment:||Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law|
|Event Place:||Ft Logan, Colorado, United States|
|Education Level:||4 years of high school|
|Civilian Occupation:||General farmers|
|Army Branch:||No branch assignment|
|Army Component:||Selectees (Enlisted Men)|
|Source Reference:||Civil Life|
|Affiliate ARC Identifier:||1263923|
|Box Film Number:||12546.20|
Clifford enlisted late in World War II but even though the war officially ended in September of 1945 there was plenty to be done.
Listen to this short audio interview with Clifford’s oldest son Mel about his recollection of his father in war.