In Memory of
Army Private First Class
Samuel J. Clem
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
Butte County
March 19, 1922 May 5, 1945
Killed in Action in the Philippines

Samuel J. Clem

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.