Bruce McClendon was born on 31 October 1908 at Spring City, Tennessee, the son of Young L. McClendon and Emily A. (Emma) Strader.
Died 16 May 1944 in Italy
Buried at Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, TN

338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, Company K

The Dayton Herald, July 20, 1944
Sgt. Bruce McClendon, son of Mrs. Emma McClendon of Spring City, was killed in action somewhere in Italy on May 16, 1944. He had been in the service for two years, and had been overseas for five months. His mother received a card of sympathy from General Marshall saying: “Your son fought valiantly in a supreme hour of his countyr’s  need. His memory will live in the grateful hearts of our nation.”

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 October 1908
  • Date of death: 16 May 1944
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Spring City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Spring City Cemetery, Spring City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Bottom Panel
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