Earl E 'Mac' McClung, 90, was born April 27, 1923, to Jess and Irene McClung in Inchelium, Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation, and died at his home in Pueblo West, Colorado on November 27, 2013. Earl parachuted into France on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Earl is survived by his wife, Jean, of the family home; one daughter, Mary McClung (Bill Shaw); granddaughter, Maye Klamm; grandchildren, Kayla and Brandon. He is also survived by his sister, Viola Rusk; brothers, Gary McClung and Mike Seyler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Larry; daughter, Tempe Jean, and sister, Dots. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com For additional information regarding Mr. McClung's life, please visit http://www.marcusbrotherton.com/honor-earl-mcclung-1923-2013/

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  1. I just want to say thank you Sgt. McClung for your sacrifice in World War ll. As a kid growing up, and even still today, all of you who fought were and are my heroes. May God grant your family continued peace and comfort always. May America and the free world never forget what you and all who served in WWll did and gave for our freedom.

  2. My sympathy goes out to his family. Though I never meet him, I got to hear some war stories about him from another vet Herb Suerth while on the Band of Brothers tour in May 2013. Not only was he well respected, but according to Herb, because of his unique skills, saved many lives. He also livened up the lives of those he shared a fox hole with by taking men’s minds off of the situation they were facing. An outstanding individual who I will always respect and honor. May you rest in peace!
    Dean Martin

  3. dear family

    I wish you strenght in this difficult moments…….
    I myself am a Paratrooper from the Netherlands still on active duty
    For me Mr.McClung is a liberator of my coutry and a Hero……..
    Hope you will accept my condolences….
    Earl good luck on your final jump……

    Sergeant-Major Peter
    Royal Dutch Army
    The Netherlands

  4. I met Earl three years ago at the kick-off event (barbecue) for the National Street Rod show in Pueblo. As a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division (1967 – 1969), I was thrilled and honored to have actually met one of the “Band of Brothers”. These gentlemen set the stage for all that served with the 101st, so for me to have the opportunity to spend time with him was quite an honor. As noted in Stephen Ambrose’s book Band of Brothers he was truly a hero and for that we all owe him a great deal of gratitude. To his wife and family my heartfelt condolences.
    Jim Ashmore
    101st Airborne 1967-1969

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