|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1945, Germany|
Braden, Clyde E. (37656928) was born on 22 September 1922 at Elliott, Iowa and entered service on 26 January 1943 at Hastings, Nebraska.
He Arrived in England in October 1944 as a member of the 97th Acorn Division and was assigned to Patton's 3rd Army and saw action in France, Belgium, and Germany. Clyde was killed in action on 2 March 1945 in the Middle Rhine Valley near Trier, Germany at age 22. He was Private First Class at the time of his death. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The Silver Star was presented to Clyde's parents at the direction of President Harry Truman through the Commanding General of the Seventh Service Command at Omaha, Nebraska. The citation for the award reads: "For gallantry in action against an armed enemy of the United States near Germany on 2 March 1945. PFC Braden, assigned as a truck driver, left his vehicle under guard and voluntarily organized a carrying party to take vitally needed ammunition and food to the front lines. Disregarding the danger involved, PFC Braden let the detail under enemy observation and fire was fatally injured by shell fragments during the third trip. His initiative and outstanding courage were an inspiration to our troops and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service." The first interment for Clyde was in Plot H, Row 6, Grave 144 at the U. S. Military Cemetery in Foy, Belgium. His body was returned aboard the U.S. Transport Haiti Victory. Final burial services with full military honors were held at Perryman Chapel at Red Oak, Iowa on 13 April 1049. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak. Clyde's brother, William C. Braden, was also killed in action and a double memorial service was held at the First Christian Church in Red Oak for both of them on 25 March 1945.
Frank Braden (1898 - 1977)
Annie Adna Graves Braden (1894 - 1991)
William Court Braden (1921 - 1945)**
Clyde E. Braden (1922 - 1945)
Carol Ann Braden Heuer (1926 - 2004)*
Plot: SAE 39 1
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Jun 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112758251