Mobley, Clarence Joseph, CSM

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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1968, 00Z, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1941 - 1975

Special Forces

Command Sergeant Major

Eleven Service Stripes

Ten Overseas Service Bars

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Last Address
Hope Mills, NC

Date of Passing
Mar 29, 2009
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 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

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CSM Clarence Joseph Mobley

FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Joseph Mobley, 84, of 315 Kirkwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Clarence Joseph Mobley served faithfully and loyally in the service of his country for 34 years. During his career, he served and was a member of 1st Marine Raiders Battalion, and was one of the first 100 Special Forces master parachutists to have over 2,000 jumps to his credit. He also received 22 Air Combat medals to his achievements. Clarence served in World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War. He was also a well-known and liked Ranger instructor. During his service career, he was awarded seven Purple Hearts, the Silver Star with the Marines and Bronze Star with V for valor. After his distinguished military career, he was employed by the City of Fayetteville as a building inspector for 29 years before his retirement. Clarence was also a U.S. Marshal. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Mobley of Hope Mills; two sons, Thomas Winfred Mobley of Metairie, La., and Glenn Lee Mobley of Hope Mills; a daughter, Linda Gail Atkinson of Raeford; two sisters, Daisy Finnangan and Barbara Love of Sea Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Frank Mobley of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Thomas, Tammy, William, Ashley and Kimberly; and three great-randchildren, Scotty, Briggs and Trent. The Mobley family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, April 2, 2009, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, 500 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. A celebration of the life of retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Joseph Mobley will be conducted at 1p.m., Friday, April 3, 2009, in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Gary Strickland officiating. Following the rendering of full military honors, he will be laid to rest at Cumberland Memorial Gardens. The Mobley family has entrusted services to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Marine Corps5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1941-1945, 745, US Marine Corps
  1966-1968, 00Z, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Guadalcanal
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Ridge
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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