Richard V. Clements Collection
Born in Nebraska in 1923, Richard V. Clements enlisted in the Army. After basic training, he was with the 97th Division in amphibious landing training in California when he was called to Fort Meade, Maryland. He journeyed to New York and left for action in the European Theatre of Operations. The collection contains a 33 page descriptive paper of his service in Germany during the Battle of the Bulge. Interspersed with portions of letters sent home, it is a vivid account of his seven months with the 102nd Infantry. He was wounded and spent some time in a hospital in Holland before being discharged.