Clifford Barker Hyder was born at Elizabethton, Tennessee, the son of Claude Dexter Hyder and Rettie Blanche Grindstaff.

Private First Class Clifford B. Hyder was a paratrooper in C Battery, 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. C Battery participated in operation Husky II (11 July 1943) in Sicily. Pfc. Hyder was killed by friendly fire. His body was found in an orchard near Scoglitti. He was initially buried in Paestum Cemetery, Mont Soprano, Italy. He was later buried in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, H, 10, 19.

The Elizabethton Star, 7 September 1943
Mrs. Blanche Hyder, Carter, received word from the War Department, announcing that her son, Clifford B. Hyder, was killed in action July 11 in the North Africa theater of operations. Hyder, who was 21, volunteered for the field artillery in 1940 and received his training at South Carolina. About a year ago he was transferred to the parachute school in North Carolina. He was sent overseas in April, 1943. Hyder attended the Unaka High School. He has one brother, James Hampton Hyder who is awaiting his call to the colors; and one sister, Mrs. Ina Hyder Estep. Hyder was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Hyder, also of Carter.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 December 1918
  • Date of death: 11 July 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 376th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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