Clayton L. Foss

PFC. CLAYTON FOSS
Private First Class Clayton Foss has arrived in England, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Foss, 540 Erin Street.

He received his training at Camp Robinson, AR; Fort Meade, MD; and Camp McCoy.

He was inducted into the Army in January 1943.


Get Infantry Commissions at Paris Officers' School
Two enlisted men from Eau Claire are among the first graduates of the only European Theater Officers School.

Lieutenant Glenn T. Toy, 614 Wisconsin Street, and Lieutenant Clayton L. Foss, 540 Erin Street, left immediately after graduation for assignment as Infantry leaders.

Lieutenant General Ben Lear, Deputy Commander, European Theater of Operations, spoke at the graduation ceremonies in France. The school had expected to turn out [**data missing**]000 Second Lieutenants for the Infantry each month, according to Colonel Harold E. Potter, Commandant. It is run by the Ground Forces Reinforcement Command.

Both of the officers were Staff Sergeants at the time they entered the school. Lieutenant Toy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Toy, 614 Wisconsin Street.


Gets Purple Heart for Being Wounded
S/SGT. CLAYTON FOSS
Staff Sergeant Clayton Foss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Foss, 540 Erin Street, has been decorated with the Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany on November 29, 1944. He also wears the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Staff Sergeant Foss entered the service on January 21, 1943 and received his training at Camp Robinson, AR; Fort Meade, MD; A. P. Hill, VA; and Camp McCoy. He has been overseas nine months.

His brother, Earl, is stationed at Camp Robinson, AR.


LT. CLAYTON FOSS
[**data missing**]Street, and Lieutenant Foss is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Foss, 540 Erin Street.

Lieutenant Toy was in combat with the 12th Armored Division of the Seventh Army in the Alsace Sector. A graduate of Chippewa Falls High School in 1939, he entered the service in July 1942 and received his training at Camp Barkeley, Texas and at the ASTP at New Mexico, before going overseas in September 1944.

Lieutenant Foss, who wears the Purple Heart, awarded for wounds received in Germany on November 29, 1944, has been overseas 11 months.

After entering the service on January 21, 1943, he received his training at Camp Robinson, AR; Fort Meade, MD; A.P. Hill, VA; and Camp McCoy. He also wears the Combat Infantryman Badge.