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Clarence "Sharkey" Raymond Massie

Clarence Sharkey Raymond Massie

                         Name: Clarence "Sharkey" Raymond Massie

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: Co. C, 397th Military Police BN

                         Rank: Sergeant

                         Dates of Service: 7/20/1945-1/5/1947

                         Theater of Service: Europe, American

Clarence Raymond Massie's Separation Qualification Record, dated January 5, 1947, described his duties as an Operations Noncommissioned Officer (Operations NCO) as:  "Assisted operations Officer in a Military Police Co.  Kept records of Location and Destination of trains coming in and going out of companies section in Nuremberg, Germany.  Also sent men to Posts where most deployed." Additionally, Clarence's Separation Record states that he was awarded an Army of Occupation Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

Clarence was born on May 13, 1927, in Nelson County, Virginia; he was the son of James Clarence Massie (1885-1944) and Betty Lillian (Saunders) Massie.  When WWII broke out, Clarence and his parents were residing at Massies Mill in Nelson County, Virginia.  Clarence married Nora Page Tapscott of Scottsville, Virginia, on August 29, 1958, in Alexandria, Virginia.  He passed away on May 18, 2004, in Albemarle County, Virginia, and is buried at Harewood Cemetery in Nelson County, Virginia.

Gravestone for Clarence R. Massie
Harewood Cemetery, Piney River
Nelson County, VA

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