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Admin/Biog History Clarence C. Greeninger was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 28, 1924, the son of Conrad and mary Greeninger. He attended Sacred Heart School and Oshkosh High School. He worked for Paine Lumber Company until he was drafted in May 1943. His wife's name was Mary or Irene and she worked at Universal Foundry. The couple had a son named Dennis. He became a member of Company F, 502nd Parachute Regiment, which parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart Medal. He fought in Belgium, France and Holland and was promoted to corporal. He was killed in action on January 15, 1945.
Classification Archives
Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Dates of Accumulation 1945
Abstract Telegram concerning Private Clarence C. Greeninger, Company F, 502nd Parachute Regiment, sent to his mother, Mary Greeninger, in Oshkosh, WI.

Western Union Telegram
Mrs. Mary Greeninger Feb. 4 1945
234 Knapp St.
The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son Corporal Clarence C Greeninger was killed in action on fifteen January in Belgium confirming letter follows=
Ulio the Adjutant General
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG71.16.2
Object Name Telegram
People Greeninger, Clarence C.
Subjects World War II
United States Army
Parachuting
Parachutists
D-Day
Casualties
Soldiers
Title Telegram
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