1LT Clarence West of Charleston

Monday, September 28, 2020

First Lieutenant Clarence West accomplished a great deal before he was killed in action in Germany during World War II. One of eight children West was an honor roll student at North Charleston High School before joining the military. In addition to his military service, he worked for the North State Lumber Corporation. He earned the Combat Infantry Badge before his death on November 5, 1944. First Lieutnenant West was survived by his wife, Armistine, and daughter Emily. He is one of 14 out of 32 soldiers we researched and found information on as part of our partnership with the Faces of Margraten project.