Sergeant Clarence John Carver (USMCR) was born in Florida. He was the son of Edgar Harrison Carver and Clara Ica Huffstetler. The family moved to Florida in the 1930s. The parents divorced in 1939 after which Clara moved back to Tennessee. She remarried Allen Howard Lauder in 1939.  Clarence Carver and his father stayed in Florida. Sgt Carver was killed on Iwo Jima.

The Tampa Tribune, Thursday 8 April 1948:
The body of Marine Sgt. Clarence J. Carver, who was killed on the island of Iwo Jima by a mortar shell on Feb. 20, 1945, will arrive here Friday. Military services will be conducted at the graveside in Greenwood Cemetery. Sgt. Carver enlisted in the Marine Corps Sept. 10, 1942, served with the Fifth Marine Division, and was killed during the invasion of Iwo Jima. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A.H. Lauder, of Eustis, and his father, E.H. Carver; and two sister, Mrs. Dougal Buie, of Umatilla, and Joyce Lauder, of Eustis.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 February 1925
  • Date of death: 20 February 1945
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Eustis, Lake County, Florida
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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