In Memory of
Army Private
Clare Alvin Brockman
Redfield, South Dakota
Spink County
June 1, 1910 -- May 6, 1942
Killed in Vehicle Accident at Ft. Dix, New Jersey

   Clare Alvin Brockman  Clare Alvin Brockman, headstone

Clare Brockman was born in Selby, South Dakota, on June 1, 1910.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brockman and he had one sister, Florence.  After Clare’s first birthday, they moved from Selby to Redfield where he was raised.  He went to the local public schools and graduated from Redfield High School and then attended the Redfield College. 

Clare entered active service in April of 1941.  He was first trained at Camp Claibourne, Louisiana.  When he came out of training, he was promoted to Corporal in an artillery company.  Upon moving to Ft. Dix, New Jersey, he was assigned to the Pioneer Company of the 634 Tank Destroyer Battalion.

 Private Clare Brockman came to his death after being struck by a taxicab while crossing a street at Fort Dix on May 6, 1942.  His remains were returned to Redfield for burial in the St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

This article was respectfully submitted by Jake Sanderson, 9th Grade Conde High School, Conde, South Dakota, March 19 2002. Information for this entry was compiled from information provided by the Redfield Press, Redfield South Dakota.