From Central Park Historical Society Encyclopedia
He was born in March of 1923 to Leona and Richard Skellington and was one of nine boys and one girl. At l8 years old Clarence and his brother Eddie joined the National Guard. They were in the 107th 2nd Anti Tank Battalion and were federalized when the war broke out. Five of the brothers were in service. They all came home safely except Clarence who had been sent to Camp Shelbe, Miss. He drowned on maneuvers in the Leif River at the age of l8 years.
Eddie won the bronze star in the Battle of the Bulge.
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