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Clovis E. Madoux

Staff Sergeant - United States Army

June 22, 1914 - June 6th, 1944

Clovis Elmer Madoux is the son of Mr. Lonnie W. & Mrs. Cora Madoux of Worden IL. The family lived in Edwardsville for some time, but then moved to Carpenter and finally located in Worden. Clovis attended local public schools and attended Edwardsville High School until his senior year, 1933. He worked at the International Shoe Company in its Wood River Tannery Department until his induction into the service on November 27, 1940. He received his training at Camp Croft, South Carolina, Camp Blanding, Florida, Fort Benning, Georgia and was at Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania went he was sent to England in August, 1942. Staff Sergeant Madoux participated in the North African campaign and then the invasion of Sicily. He was wounded in North Africa and Sicily and received two Purple Heart medals, which he sent home to his mother. After he recovered from his wound, he participated in the Italian campaign, spending much time on the front line and was wounded again, earning his third Purple Heart. His outfit was relieved and sent to England for reassignment. SSgt Madoux was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and participated in the D-Day invasion of France. He was killed in action on the first day of the invasion and was awarded the Silver Star "for gallanty in action" on the day of his death. SSgt. Madoux is survived by his parents and brother, Carl and two sisters, Ms. Frances Madoux and Mrs. Florence Paur. Staff Sergeant Clovis E. Madoux is buried in Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville and was 29 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.

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