Given C. Grooms
Given Clifford Grooms, son of Elbert Lyman and Hazel Opal Herdman Grooms, became missing in action in WW II on 30 Jan 1944. He was officeially declared dead on 18 Sept 1945. His plane went down near Foggia, Italy; Gulf of Triest in the Mediterranean Area. He was a St. Sgt. in the U S Army.
He was born 31 Aug 1922 in Adams Co. Ohio. Surviving are his parents; 3 sisters, Norma Grooms, Naomi James, Ruth Stulley; 2 brothers, Paul P Groomsand, Elbert Grooms Jr.; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and many friends.
An army monument has been placed at his parent's grave site at Mt. Latham Cemetery, Pike Co, Ohio.
Sept 1945 (bg)
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