McElveen, Clifford D., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11G50, 5th Special Forces Group Recondo Course
Service Years
1943 - 1968

Special Forces
Sergeant First Class

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Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
Nov 17, 1981
Location of Interment
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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Special Forces Association
  1971, Special Forces Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SFC Clifford D. McElveen dies of cancer at the age of 56 on 17 November 1981. He was born 12 December, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia and entered active military service in June 1943. Cliff served in combat with the 1st Special Service Force and continued service with varied Infantry units until the reactivation of Special Forces in 1952. He served with the 10th Special Forces Group in Germany, both Special Forces and 82nd Airborne Division assignments at Fort Bragg before completing his active military service with the 5th Special Forces Group in the Republic of Vietnam, where he served from 1966 to 1968. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star w/OLC, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal w/BS, Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Master parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service Medal w/4 BS, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, and 4 Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal w/5 knots, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/4 service stars, WWII Victory Medal, and Vietnamese Jump Wings. He was buried in the Fort Bragg Post Cemetery with full military honors following a memorial service held in the JFK Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ramona L. McElveen, a stepson, Jimmy Z. Petrouski, a son, Clifford D. McElveen, Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Robin M. Quichocho, all of Fayetteville, and his mother, Mrs. Mary A. McElveen of Stanton, VA.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Special Service Force (The Devil's Brigade)10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)82nd Airborne Division5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
U.S. Army
  1943-1945, 745, 1st Special Service Force (The Devil's Brigade)
  1952-1960, 1745, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1960-1964, 11B10, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1964-1968, 11G50, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1968, 11G50, 5th Special Forces Group Recondo Course
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)/Battle of Monte Cassino
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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