CLIFFORD H. BARNES listed as his residence CALEDONIA County, VT, which county seat is St. Johnsbury.He entered service in RUTLAND on 13NOV42.Born 1918.Education: 1 year of High School, and single with no dependents.
You should check the County Historical Society for any archival material they may have on WW2 casualties from that area.
NARA lists him with Army Serial Number 31200132.This number is key in acquiring additional records.
He is carried as DOW which means he DIED OF WOUNDS rather than being immediately killed in action. Year of Death was 1944.
He was the son of Rolla I.(f) and Myra Barnes (m), and he is buried with his parents in Section 3, Row 11, in the Old Groton Village Cemetery, Groton, VT, along with an infant brother who died in 1929.
It is most likely that he is buried under a Government military marker which means that the actual date of death is listed.Cemetery records would indicate the date he was buried which is most probably between 1947 and 1950.
Dave Berry www.pathfinderhistoricalconsultants.com