Clyde registered for the draft on his birthday in 1944.  He was 18 years old.  According to his draft card, he was unemployed at the time.  He joined the Merchant Marine in 1944 and was assigned to the Allocate in New Orleans.  He also served on the American Cargo Merchant ships; Lafayette Victory, Matsonia and Carl Zachary Webb.  Clyde played the accordion and took it with him on the ships.  Clyde left the Merchant Marine late in 1945.  

For the rest of Clyde’s story, click on the pdf below.

Clyde’s Artifacts and Display in Gallery I

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