Doris Irene Clifford

Marine Corp Badge
  • Name: Doris Irene Clifford
  • Location of Birth: Kelliher, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 14, 1915
  • Date of Death: July 12, 1983
  • Parents: Walter Clifford & Mildred (Petron) Clifford
  • High School and Class: 1932 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: September 20, 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: December 26, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - April 19, 1945 – "The Itasca Iron News has received a release from the Public Relations office of the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, North Carolina, stating that Doris Irene Clifford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clifford of Coleraine has been promoted from second lieutenant to first lieutenant. Lieutenant Clifford is serving as assistant post exchange officer at Bogue Field. She was trained for this assignment at the Post Exchange School in Washington, D.C. in a two month extensive course. She was commissioned a second lieutenant on November 15, 1943, upon completion of Officer Candidate School at Camp Lejeune, N.C."

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - Jan 1946 – Doris Clifford is again a civilian. She writes. “Four days ago I became a ‘civilian’ again, and I want to tell all of you that there hasn’t been anything in the two years that I spent in the service that could take the place of your thoughtfulness and remembrances. All you did set Coleraine apart as an unusual town of unusual folks, for nowhere else showed their people in the service as you did what those at home were thinking and doing. A mere “thank you” can’t express what I feel, but I appreciate all of it more than I can say.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Doris Clifford died in Santa Clara County, California.

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