Clifford H. Park

"This was something new and different...not Boy Scouts.  It was exciting and frightening".


Video Interview


Name: 
Clifford H. Park
Date of Birth:  5/2/26
Branch of Service:  Army
Dates of Service:  July, 1944 to April, 1946
Location of Military Service:  Europe

Mr. Park was drafted and was sent to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas for his basic training.  There he had anti-aircraft training and then infantry training.  He went via troop ship to Liverpool, England.  From there to Le Havre and by boxcar to Brussels. He then went to Aachen, Germany where he was assigned to the 104th Timberwolf Division.   He was wounded when a German civilian got a bazooka and shot into the place where Mr. Park was staying.  He was at Nordhausen where he saw the survivors of the concentration camp there.  He achieved the rank of T/5.  Mr. Park was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Victory Medal, Occupation Medal, and Combat Medal with 3 Battle Stars.


Mr. Park's dog tags and Timberwolf patch


Mr. Park's helmet.  He lost the first one and was
then given this one taken from the field.

Telegram sent to Mr. Park's family notifying them
of his being wounded.

Bodies of prisoners at the concentration camp at
Nordhausen lined up.
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Inside an oven at the concentration camp at Nordhausen

The kettle of a portable steam engine

Nordhausen as it is now.

This was one of the barracks at Nordhausen
It housed 600 prisoners in extremely tight quarters.


Monument today at Nordhausen