Clayton Lonzo Blagg 20835958 US Army. He was born on February 5, 1919, in Yell, Arkansas He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Blagg Mary Ada Ruth. He had four brothers and four sisters. He entered the US Army on January 3, 1942 from the National Guard, at the age of 21 in Pushmataha, Oklahoma. At the time of his enlistment he was 5 foot 11 inches tall weighed 185 pounds had gray eyes and brown hair. He served with E Company253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. During his time with E Company he took part in the fighting for the Siegfried Line, the crossed the Rhine on March 28, the captured of Heidelberg on March 30. Crossed the Neckar River and the Jagst River. On April 4th and 5th 1945 he was defending the Hill outside of Untergriesheim Germany. On April 5, 1945 he was wounded in the Eye. He continued to serve in the US Army after the war his last unit he was serving with was the Company C 54th Quartermaster Truck Battalion Quartermaster Corps.  He died on August 27, 1949, in Kings, California, at the age of 30, and was buried in Armona, California. He was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medalthe World War Two Victory Medal,  and the Combat Infantry Badge.

1- The Battle of Buchhof and Stein am Kocher

2- 63rd Infantry Division Records


4- U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

5- U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963

6- 1920 United States Federal Census

7- 1930 United States Federal Census

8- 1940 United States Federal Census