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Clifford D. Grover (1925 - 1944), WWII Hero

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Catalog Information

Title
Clifford D. Grover (1925 - 1944), WWII Hero
Accession Number
2018.003.0003
Type
Historical People
Gift of
Ron Grover
Collection Title
Grover Family Photos & Documents
Collection Description
Grover Family Photos & Documents
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Person

Clifford D. Grover (2/6/1925 - 9/20/1944) grew up on the family farm and lumber mill operation in East Clarendon.  He was the son of George A. and Deborah S. (Eddy) Grover.  He and his wife Doris L. (Gee) had one son, Ronald, who was only 8 months old at the time of Clifford's death in Brest, Finistere, Bretagne, France.  Clifford had never seen his son.  He was initially buried in France and then after the war was reinterred in the East Clarendon Cemetery.

The photos below show Clifford at the time of his Rutland High School graduation in 1943, with his wife Doris in Nov. 1943 in East Clarendon, an article in the Rutland Herald about his death, a certificate from Governor Gibson, and a transcript of an article on the posthumous awards he received for military valor.  He was recognized for his bravery under intense enemy artillery fire on the Normandy beachhead on June 7, 1944 and then again for heroism on July 17, 1944 in France. 

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