• Captain Clifford C CARTEE

    Chaplain 194th GIR

    (October 04, 1913 - August 09, 1995)



    I am fortunate to have collected this past 25 years thousands pics of the 17th Airborne Division. Some are originals, unpublished ones, other are copies from vets, vet families, related or founded on the web. I'll try to share them in the future, each time I'll have a little time to do that.

    This one came from my friend Marthy C. It was realized in Germany, in March or April 1945, soon after Varsity as we can guess (the man on the right still wears a First Aid package on his helmet) by Private Howard OYLER who served with the Sv/194th GIR.

    The Chaplain on this pic is Captain Clifford C CARTEE, one of the Chaplains of the 194th GIR. 

    Clifford C CARTEE was born on October 04, 1913 at Etowah, McMinn County, Tennessee. After his Chaplain classes, he volunteers for the Airborne Corps and was assigned to the 17th Airborne Division in late July 1944. He joined his new unit at Camp Forrest, Tennessee and was assigned to the 194th GIR.

    During the Bulge, Chaplain CARTEE chose to assist the Medics in the line companies as they gathered the wounded and brought them back to the battalion collecting points. After the VE Day, during summer 1945, he was assigned to the 508th PIR / 82nd Airborne Division.

    During his service with the 17th Airborne Division, Chaplain CARTEE was awarded from the Silver Star Medal (Headquarters, 17th Airborne Division, General Orders No. 7 (1945)).

    After the WWII, Clifford C CARTEE participated to the Korean War and obtain the rank of Colonel.

    Colonel CARTEE passed away on August 09, 1995 at the age of 85 years-old.



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