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Fallen Comrades

Three Clinton boys and the Korean War

By City Historian Dr. Walter Howell Homer Ainsworth, Joe Albritton and Waller King grew up in post-World War II Clinton. Homer was the older brother to two sisters, while Joe and Waller were both second sons. The three lived fairly close to each other on the west side of town and often walked or rode…

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Clinton Cemetery adds Fallen Comrade markers

By City Historian Dr. Walter Howell The Clinton Cemetery Association recently placed two “Fallen Comrade” relief markers at the graves of Homer Ainsworth and Joe Albritton, the two Clinton Marines immortalized in Sam Gore’s Fallen Comrade statue at the Clinton Visitor’s Center. Association board member Ed Ratliff said many visitors were emotionally moved when viewing the…

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