Private Clinton A. Franklin was assigned to the 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division. At the time of his death the Division was landed as reinforcements across Omaha Beach after riding out a heavy storm in the English Channel. It entered combat for the first time on 4th of July 1944 at Carentan. Pvt Franklin was killed in action on 5 July 1944 and is is interred at G,10,36, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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