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Clyde Lee Choate



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Anna City Cemetery

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Born:  June 28, 1920 at West Frankfort, IL

Entered Service in the US Army from Anna, IL

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism October 25, 1944 at Bruyeres, France

Died:  October 10, 2001 at the age of 81

At dusk an enemy Mark IV tank and a company of infantry attacked Staff Sergeant Choate's position, threatening to overrun and capture a command post 400 yards to the rear. Staff Sergeant Choate's tank destroyer, the only weapon available to oppose the German armor, was set afire by two hits. Ordering his men to abandon it, Staff Sergeant Choate reached comparative safety. He returned to the burning destroyer to search for comrades risking instant death in an explosion and braving enemy fire which ripped his jacket and tore the helmet from his head. Seeing the enemy tank and its supporting infantry overrunning our men in their shallow foxholes, he secured a bazooka and ran after the tank. He fired a rocket from a distance of 20 yards, immobilizing the tank but leaving it able to spray the area with cannon and machinegun fire. He secured another rocket, and, advancing against a hail of machinegun and small-arms fire reached a position ten yards from the tank. His second shot shattered the turret. With his pistol he killed two of the crew as they emerged from the tank; and then running to the crippled Mark IV while enemy infantry sniped at him, he dropped a grenade inside the tank and completed its destruction.



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