||Clarence S. Priebe was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 29, 1897, the son of Fred and Ida (Springborn) Priebe. He attended Dale School and graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1915. He worked for Medberry-Findeissen Company as a shipping clerk. He enlisted as a Wagoner in the Supply Company, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 1st, 1917. He was listed as single, brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and five feet 11 3/4 inches tall. His unit became the Supply Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. He served in France and was hospitalized in October 1918 where he died of blood poisoning on November 19, 1918. He was originally buried in a cemetery in France, but his body was returned to America and he was buried in Oshkosh at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 8, W 1/2B, H41, in July 1921.
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||Letter from Wagoner Clarence S. Priebe, Supply Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, to his mother. It is obvious, from his handwriting, that he is very ill.
[Circa November 1918]
My dear mother
Am selecting this day for over a month that I could possible write. Tell Grace you receive this letter and have her excuse me as usual. I'm in the Hosp. Mother but can't save for long. I to have not been receiving your most welcome letters either. Give Dad, Ruth and the relation my best regards, I don't now [know] of any news to write so you will have to excuse this short letter for this time. I'm close [closing] now with lots of true love and kisses to you all and remain
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127th United States Infantry
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