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Pvt Clifton B Brickson
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Birth: Feb. 29, 1920
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1944, Belgium

CO B 99 INF
KIA in Belgium
37173966

MOORHEAD DAILY NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1943

IN THE SERVICE: NEWS OF LOCAL MEN AND WOMEN ON MILITARY DUTY

Clifton Brickson is home on furlough at Eglon after serving in the battle of Attu, where his Captain and two "buddies" next to him were killed in action.

MOORHEAD DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, OCT 10, 1944,

EGLON: Relatives here have received word that Clifton Brickson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernt Brickson of Ogema but former Eglon residents, has been killed in action.

MOORHEAD DAILY NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1944

CLIFTON BRICKSON MEMORIAL HELD: SERVICES CONDUCTED IN LAKE PARK CHURCH

Wallace and Gordon Olson, Floyd Anderson, Ernest Grant, Morris and Lawrence Olson were honorary pallbearers Sunday at the memorial services for Private Clifton B. Brickson at the Lake Park Lutheran church, with Reverend A.J. Anders officiating. The first four were cousins of Brickson.

Mrs. Clifton Brickson, Grand Forks, ND, was presented a flag by the American Legion.

Clifton was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernt Brickson, now of near Detroit Lakes, but former Eglon residents, moving from here in 1930. He is survived by his parents, wife, 7 months old son, four sisters, Mrs. Shannon Cruzan (Beatrice), Opportunity, Wash.; Mrs. Archie Nelson (Margaret), Vivian and Agnes of Detroit Lakes, three brothers, Ernest, Grand Forks; Arvide, Detroit Lakes and Kermit in England in the service.

Clifton was born February 29, 1920. On January 12, 1942 he was married to Miss Phyllis Olson of Grand Forks, N.D. He entered the service on April 3, 1942 and received his basic training at Camp Roberts, Cal. The first part of July in 1942 he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash; from there he was sent to Alaska and took part in the battle of Attu. In May 1943, he returned to the United States and was stationed at Camp Hale, Colo, where he was in the Norwegian battalion. The first part of September he was sent to England and was one of the first invasion troops which landed in France in June 1944. He was in the infantry with the First Army. A telegram stated that he was killed in action in Belgium, September 14.

Also attending the memorial services were his uncle Edwin Grant, aunts Mrs. A.T. Olson and Mrs. John P. Anderson, cousins Ernest Grant, Floyd and Vern Anderson, Mrs. Marie Gaard, Miss Delores Olson and Gordon Olson; John P. Anderson, Edwin and Roland Olson, and the Norman Elton, Nela Mikkelson and Bertha Mikkelson families. 
 
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 Parents:
  Bernt Martinus Brickson (1891 - 1964)
  Clara E Grani Brickson (1890 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Beatrice M Brickson Cruzan (1913 - 2001)*
  Ernest Clifford Brickson (1915 - 1991)*
  Arvid Reno Brickson (1916 - 2002)*
  Margaret Irene Brickson Nelson (1918 - 1993)*
  Clifton B Brickson (1920 - 1944)
  Kermit Arnold Brickson (1922 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
NORTH DAKOTA
PVT 99 INF
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Detroit Lakes
Becker County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: kateb
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101097735
Pvt Clifton B Brickson
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Honoring your service and ultimate sacrifice for our country! God bless your memory.
- Truman Bratteli
 Added: Jan. 23, 2014
PVT, 99 INF BN SEP WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013
Thank you Clifton for your service and courage
- kateb
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
 
 
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