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A Ranger Who Led the Way!

Honoring Clarence Styles, 5th  Ranger Battalion "D" Co
A more elite soldier who arrived by land or sea ... 

 

 

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Ranger Clarence Styles:

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Born: 25 March 1922 Lonoke, Arkansas  

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Died: 4 September 1948 Little Rock, Arkansas

         (Died from injuries in a car wreck)  

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Rank: Staff Sergeant, 5th Ranger Battalion, D" Co  

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Duties: Sergeant in charge of weapons platoon  

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Basic: Camp Forrest, TN

           Leominister, England

           Scotland

            Swanage, England

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Honors: 3 Purple Hearts

             4 Bronze Stars

              Bronze Star Medal

              WWII Defense Medal with ribbon

             Good Conduct Medal

              American Campaign Medal

              WWII Victory Medal

              European-African Eastern Theatre Ribbon:

                  w/4 Bronze Stars w/ Arrowhead 

             Combat Infantry Badge

              American Defense Medal with Ribbon

              French Croix de Guerre

              2 Presidential Unit Citations

              Expert Badge with expert:

                  Rifle

                  Carbine

                  Pistol

                  Machine gun

                  Bayonet 

            Sharp Shooter Badge w/Sharp Shooter Rifle

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Served: 27 December 1940 through 28 July 1945

                  18 months combat  

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              Squad Leader: 

                  England France Holland  

                  Luxembourg Belgium Germany Austria  

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              Squad Leader:  

                  Weapons Platoon  

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My Father grew up a very poor man, but in his short life, he was very rich in service to his country. I was riding with my Father when the accident happened at one year old. I did not have the honor to grow up with him, but I promise to honor him and all Rangers until the day I die! I know in my heart, he would be proud of me! He is my hero!

Rangers lead the way!

Jerry Styles

 

Honored by son

Jerry Styles

MailStyles@aol.com

November 2003