Pvt. John A. Clanton     

Mil# 37074320

A. Company 643rd TD BN.






Born: 27 July 1918    Place: Omaha, Douglas County, NE

Died: 14 March 1983     Place:  Omaha, Douglas County, NE

Burial place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park,  Omaha, NE  



Wife: Ardith A. Clanton (Zago  van)   Married: 24 June 1945

Children:  John and Susan


Father: Lindsay Clanton  Mother: Helena Clanton (Schroeder)





European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Eastern Europe"








Info/photos received from;

Michael Warne

Email I received from Micheal Warne

My wife's uncle was with Company A-643rd Tank Destroyer Bn during WWII.  His name was Pvt. John Arthur Clanton from Omaha, Nebraska. 

He was also a POW during the war, having been captured by the Germans. 

 I have an old photo of the Co. A members at Camp Shelby, Mississippi in 1942.









John's grave marker on Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Picture   2013 by Leah Hubbard on Find A Grave. Used with permission.






Picture made during his first day's in the Military