Clarence Harland McNamee

Clarence Harland McNamee Jr., 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2013, in Lutz, Fla. Harland was born and raised in Fulton, Mo., and was a 1943 graduate of Fulton High School. Harland was drafted into the Army immediately after graduation and served as a tank gunner with the 70th Tank Battalion and landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and fought through the end of the war in Europe. He served with occupation forces for a short time before being rotated home. The exploits of the 70th Tank Battalion and are recounted in the book "Strike Swiftly" by Marvin Jensen who served with Harland. Harland is frequently mentioned in the accounts after D-Day. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Selbey, formerly of Millersburg, Mo.; two sisters, Edith Behrens of North Kansas City, Mo., and Maxie Butler of Chesterfield, Mo.; and a brother, Hubert McNamee of Wichita, Kan. Harland was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Harland McNamee Sr. and his mother Ellen Mosley McNamee; two sisters, JuneWofford and Louise (Tommy) Yanceyand; a brother, Roy McNamee. The remains have been cremated and there were no services held according to his wishes.