Clifford R. Ericksmoen

Clifford R. Ericksmoen of Duluth, Minn. was inducted into the Army on May 21, 1943 at Fort Snelling, Minn.

He served as a Technician 4th Grade and welder with Company M of the 692nd Engineer Special Shop Battalion in New Guinea and Luzon.

He says: "I spent 3-1/2 years in hospitals for service-connection tuberculosis, tropical ulcers, duodenal ulcers, blood poisoning, scarlet fever and partial loss of my right lung."

Mr. Ericksmoen was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and three overseas service bars.

He was honorably discharged on Jan. 20, 1946 at Camp McCoy, Wis.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 75.

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