Clyde Lee Willis
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Clyde Willis was born in Snow Creek, Stokes County, North Carolina on October 1, 1914.
He enlisted in the Regular Army
Infantry Branch for service in the Philippine Department
on October 3, 1940 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. His home of residence was listed
as Mitchell County, North Carolina. He had completed two years of High School and was single
with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Note: In Army and 22nd Infantry
records he is listed as Clyde Willis with no middle initial.
In the North Carolina Birth Indexes 1800-2000 his middle name is recorded as Lee.
Private First Class Willis was killed in action in France, during Opeation Cobra, the breakout from Normandy.
Clyde Willis was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in North Carolina.
Lilly Branch Cemetery
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