Clarence Nanney was born in 1919, Greene County, Tennessee. He was a carpenter before he enlisted in the Army on July 4, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served in Co B, 60th Inf, US Army, WWII. He was killed in North Africa April 6, 1943 and buried in Rehoboth Cemetery, Greene County, TN.

Born 24 February 1919
Died 6 April 1943
60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, B Company

The Greenville Sun,  September 7, 1942
Private Clarence Nanney son of Mrs. Stella Nanney
Mrs. Stella Nanney, Greeneville, Rt. 7 recently received the following letter from her son, Pvt. Clarence A. Nanney, who is serving in the U.S. Army.
Hello Mother: I received your letter today and was certainly glad to hear from you. Well, Mother, don’t worry a bit about me. The army is a pretty good place to be. I have good beds, clean clothes to wear, planty of food to eat and lots of fun. There are several boys from Greene County here. Most of the boys call me “Nanney” and “Tennessee.” There are about fifty boys in my barracks. Today I was the only one that had my rifle properly cleaned and shined, and the captain complimented me for it. Write to me often. I do like so much to hear from home. Love Bud.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 February 1919
  • Date of death: 6 April 1943
  • County: Greene
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: North Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rehoboth Cemetery, Greenville, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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