In Memory of
Army Private First Class
Samuel J. Clem
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
March 19, 1922 – May 5, 1945
Killed in Action in the Philippines
Samuel J. Clem was born on
March 19, 1922, on a ranch in Albion, Montana. His father died when he was
young, and his mother, Anna Clem, and four brothers, and he then moved to Belle
Fourche. Samuel Clem left the summer of 1942 and entered the service from
Wallace, Idaho, in April of 1944.
As a member of the 127th
Infantry, Pfc. Samuel J. Clem was killed in action on the island of Luzon in the
Philippines on May 5, 1945. He was later reburied at Pineslope Cemetery in Belle
Fourche in April of 1949.
This entry was respectfully submitted by Laura
A. Kirk, 8th Grade West, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South
Dakota, May 11, 1999. Information for this entry was provided by Eunice Clem
Walker, cousin of Samuel Clem, and The War Years by Peggy Davis and
Billie Jane Hamblin.