Since Clete was a medic, he did not carry a gun, during the invasion of North Africa

http://www.worldwar2history.info/North-Africa/ One of Clete’s recollections included this story. “When we were

captured the Germans collected our guns and one of the German leaders accidently shot his self in the foot

while collecting the guns. We wanted to laugh, but knew we could not or we would be shot.”