Clarence Albert Smeltzer was born in Bristol, Tennessee on 21 March 1916, the son of Charles Wesley Smeltzer and Lillie Mae Trobough. He was the husband of Ada Aleda Crawly. He enlisted on October 2, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died 9 December 1944 in Germany
Buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

Private First Class
378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, Company M

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 15, 1948
Pfc. Clarence A. Smeltzer, age 28, 820 Fifth Avenue, Killed in action Dec. 9, 1944, in Neurenberg, Germany. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Smeltzer, and parents; Mr. and Mrs.C.W Smeltzer; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Ault, and Mrs. Harry Stepp of Bristol; 5 brothers, William and Andy, Bristol; Raymond of Los Angeles; John of Miami, and Jim of Elizabethton.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 March 1916
  • Date of death: 9 December 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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