Clevenger, William Henry, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
00Z -Command Sergeant Major SC
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 00Z, 7th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1969

Sergeant Major


Eight Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seymour
Last Address
Seymour

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23W 084

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 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)7th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment
  1968-1969, 00Z, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 00Z, 7th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Command Sergeant Major William H. Clevenger was assigned to the 7th battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, while I was the Battalion Commander. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have served with him. He was the embodiment of what the perfect Sergeant Major should be.

He and I traveled by helicopter to the many firebases where elements of our battalion were employed. Regardless of the hazards involved, he never hesitated to go where he was needed. When we visited the many bases, we would separate and he would talk with the noncommissioned officers and enlisted men and I with the battery officers. He was a natural communicator to the point where the noncommissioned officers were never reluctant to share problems or potential problems with him so that solutions could be implemented. Just as important, he and I could communicate and I had complete unlimited trust in his judgment and recommendations.

He was the finest Sergeant Major I have ever known in over 32 years of service in the Regular Army, both enlisted and as an officer. Although we lost him over three decades ago, the pain of that loss is still with me as I write this.

Carl M. Mott Jr.
COL US Army (Ret)

   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 23W 084

Service #  35168175 

Start of Tour  09/01/1968

CSM William H. CLEVENGER was the husband of Mrs. Lois C. CLEVENGER, 1545 Robin Hood
Drive, Seymour, 47274

   
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