Calvin Cleaner Climer was born the 1st of March 1894 at Cleveland, Tn to Henry and Sarah Jame Climer. He entered the service May 10, 1917 at Macon Georgia and received his training at Camp Mills L.I.N.Y. He sailed to Europe in October 1917. He was killed in action at the age of 23 at Villers sur Fere & Sergy in Creek Bottom.
Climer was a member of the Benton (Polk County) company of the Third Tennessee infantry and accompanied it to the border during the late unpleasantness with Mexico, but was discharged when the regiment returned home. After the declaration of war on Germany he enlisted in Georgia in a machine gun battalion and in a sort time was sent to France. He is buried at plot B, row 7, grave 14, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 1 March 1894
- Date of death: 29 July 1918
- County: Bradley
- Hometown: Cleveland
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company B, 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Burial/Memorial Location: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Top Panel
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