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LTC Cladie Allen Bailey, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1910
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1945, Philippines

Son of James and Mamie (Meadows) Bailey. At one time he had been the basketball coach at Heltonville. He was serving with the 126th Indiana Infantry. He was killed on Luzon Island on April 20, 1945.

He was married to Catherine Bailey and they had a son, Cladie Allen, Jr.


Testimony from Ken Bruce

I served with Col. Bailey. He commanded the 1st Batallion, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division. The 32nd Division was made up of National Guard Units from Wisconsin and Michigan, the 126th from Wyoming(Grand Rapids area). I had a platoon in Company "C" of the 1st Batallion. I was with him on the Villa Verde Trail in Northern Luzon two days before he was killed by a Japanese grenade. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross. There wasn't a finer gentleman or better soldier in World War II.

Ken Bruce Find A Grave #47336197
Mundell Church Cemetery
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jim Bohn
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42516673
LTC Cladie Allen Bailey, Sr
Added by: Jim Bohn
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Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Thank You.
- Honor WWII
 Added: Mar. 21, 2013

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