Ranger Clarence A. Styles

Born: 25 March 1922 Lonoke, Arkansas
Died: 4 September 1948 Little Rock, Arkansas (Died from injuries in a car wreck)
Army Serial Number: 17013776
Ranger Battalion/Company: 5D
Rank: S/SGT
Enlisted: 27 December 1940

Duties: Sergeant in charge of weapons platoon

- Camp Forrest, TN
- Leominister, England
- Scotland
- Swanage, England

- 3 Purple Hearts
- 4 Bronze Stars
- Bronze Star Medal
- WWII Defense Medal with ribbon
- Good Conduct Medal
- American Campaign Medal
- WWII Victory Medal
- European-African Eastern Theatre Ribbon: w/4 Bronze Stars w/ Arrowhead
- Combat Infantry Badge
- American Defense Medal with Ribbon
- French Croix de Guerre
- 2 Presidential Unit Citations
- Expert Badge with expert: Rifle, Carbine, Pistol, Machine gun, Bayonet
- Sharp Shooter Badge w/Sharp Shooter Rifle

Served: 27 December 1940 through 28 July 1945
18 months combat

Squad Leader:
- England – France – Holland
- Luxembourg – Belgium – Germany – Austria

Squad Leader: Weapons Platoon

My Father grew up a very poor man, but in his short life, he was very rich in service to his country. I was riding with my Father when the accident happened at one year old. I did not have the honor to grow up with him, but I promise to honor him and all Rangers until the day I die! I know in my heart, he would be proud of me! He is my hero!

Rangers lead the way!
Jerry Styles

Honored by son
Jerry Styles

November 2003