Kentuckiana's Greatest Generation - Clyde Ellis Greenwood

Clyde Ellis Greenwood

Clyde Greenwood of Trimble County, Kentucky was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a radio operator and assistant editor of a military newspaper, The Transmitter.

He was a sergeant with the Battery A, 7th Anti-Aircraft Battalion.  He served as a guard at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

Clyde earned the Carbine Marksman, Rifle Marksman awards plus American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

After the service, Clyde married and had two children.  He worked for and became editor of the local newspaper.  He worked there for 35 years.  He wrote a weekly column of poetry called Random Ramblin' and two books of poetry.  One poem was entered into the Congressional Record in November 1981.  Another poem, From Cradle to Taps, was 10 pages long.

Clyde Greenwood served six terms -- 24 years -- as County Judge Executive.  He received many honors and awards for his writings and public service.  He was a skilled public speaker and used knowledge and humor instead of notes.

He also taught Sunday School.

Clyde Ellis Greenwood passed away on June 20, 1986 at the age of 65.

submitted by: Gary Greenwood

Gary writes: The World War II Memorial in Washington, DC is outstanding.  I would have like to have seen World War I incorporated into it.  World War I was considered The Great War and the war to end all wars.  It actually was a cause of WWII, or at least its peace was.  These being the only world wars, they should've been combined.  That was a great generation of young men, most of whom are now gone.