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Remembering WWII tank gunner Clarence Smoyer

The beloved Army veteran from Carbon County has died.

LEHIGHTON, Pa. — A beloved World War II veteran from Carbon County has died. 

Clarence Smoyer served as a tank gunner in the Army during the war, eventually earning a bronze star for his actions in the battle of Cologne in Germany. 

We featured Smoyer in a series of stories by Jon Meyer, and his story will live forever in a book about his time during world war two is being turned into a movie. 

Clarence Smoyer was 99 years old.

Watch a special collection of Smoyer's stories on YouTube.


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