SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – An 89-year-old World War II Buffalo Soldier and former POW will be awarded the he Prisoner of War Good Conduct, European Theater, and WWII Victory medals in a ceremony Wednesday.
Sgt. Cleveland Glover Sr., of Savannah, was assigned to the 92nd Infantry Division, one of the three segregated black divisions. The 92nd ID was the only segregated division deployed to frontline combat service during WWII. Glover was wounded in the neck.
Glover was a POW from Oct. 16, 1944 to May 8, 1945. After his discharge in November 1945, Mr. Glover returned to Savannah, he worked at the Savannah Sugar Refinery until his retirement.
Savannah VA Primary Care Clinic and the Military Order of the Purple Heart will present the medals at the clinic at 325 W. Montgomery Cross Rd.