BRADENTON -- Archie Don Clemons is faceless no more.
Clemons, a 1940 graduate of Manatee High School, is one of the more than 10,000 Americans interred at the Netherlands American Cemetery near the town of Margraten.
The townspeople of Margraten are seeking to honor each of the American men and women in the cemetery, all of whom lost their lives during World War II, by obtaining their photos.
Until this week, Army Tech. Sgt. Clemons was among about 7,000 for whom no photo had been found.
Clemons was killed in action April 8, 1944, on a World War II bombing mission.
The Bradenton Herald published a story this week about Clemons after the The Faces of Margraten project reached out to the newspaper for help,
In response, Cindy Russell, historical records librarian, for the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, obtained a 1940 year book from Clemons' classmate Wirt Shelton, and provided a photo to the Herald.
The photo shows a young man full of promise, whose yearbook inscripton reads: "It's foolish to hoard love or wealth; they lose who never give."
The Herald has uploaded the photo to the The Faces of Margraten project in The Netherlands.