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Freedom Fighters: Clyde Mote

Clyde Mote was only seventeen when he went into the Army in 1943. Growing up on and East Texas farm, Mote had never even had a fight much less killed someone. That was soon to change. Mote went into battle as soon as he landed in Europe. The battle of The Bulge was in full swing and fighting was a day to day struggle. After Mote's first three battles, only 26 men were left out of his company of 180 men.

Although Clyde Mote fought in many World War Two battles, he came through without bullet wounds. But he did suffer from badly frozen feet and almost died of a burst appendix on his way home to America.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting

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