Military History/WW 2


I am looking into Clifton Jarnigan who was in the service from July 5 1944 to February 5 1945 when he was killed. My question is that on his headstone it lists Verchnied Germany as the place that he died. As far as I can tell mo place of with that name exists. Do you know what Verchnied is or is maybe it was a mistake made on the headstone?

Dear Ms.,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "to February 5 1945 when he was killed" as well as "on his headstone it lists Verchnied Germany as the place that he died".  Respectfully, was "February 5 1945" the date "he was killed" or the date "that he died"?
       Would you be so kind as to provide me the unit that is carved onto the Veteran's headstone?
       Would you be so kind as to share with me the County & State the Veteran entered the US Military from?
       Have you obtained the Veteran's I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File)?
       I will eagerly await your response.

   Richard V. Horrell
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Can answer: World War Two. Specifically, the troop transport ships that took US Military Personnel overseas & returned them to the US, 1941-47. Also, unit history of US Army QM, Signal, MP, Ordnance, Medical, Transportation & Engineer units that served during WW 2. The more obscure units are my specialty. If you have the APO that a Veteran sent letters from or received letters at, I can look up the history of that APO.


A lifelong study of WW 2, including participation as a WW 2 Re-enactor, 1980-2002. Also, interviewing over 400 WW 2 Veterans about their role in WW 2.

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Over 800 Profiles that I have written for client's about their loved one's role in WW 2.

BA, History & Political Science (19th & 20th Century European History) Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

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Assisting the National Archives on numerous occasions during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WW 2, 1991-95.

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