84th Infantry Division, WWII Soldier landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day
U.S. Army North leaders paid special tribute to World War II Veteran Pfc. Reid Clanton’s service awarding him long-overdue medals during a ceremony held in his honor May 16, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Clanton enlisted in the U.S. Army at 18 years old, May 19, 1943, and his first combat assignment in a forward artillery observer team with the 29th Infantry Division landed him on Omaha Beach on D-Day. Clanton took the opportunity to reflect on his time in service and expressed his gratitude for the ceremony given in his honor.