Gipson, Clarence Freddie, SP 4

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Specialist 4
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Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
Service Years
- 1967

Specialist 4

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Casualty Date
Apr 03, 1967
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Harrison Cemetery - Decatur, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 095

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army Vietnam (USARV)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1966-1967, 11B10, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1966-1967, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1967, 11B10, A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry
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I was Gips' squad leader. I couldn't have hand picked a better man. He literally breathed life back into me. We were more than brothers. He saved my life. I visit his grave and shed a tear to this day. He will forever be in my heart.
Posted by: Dan Hardman
Began Vietnam Tour 18 July 1966


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Clarence Freddie Gipson (ASN: US-55876018), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Specialist Fourth Class Gipson distinguished himself by heroic actions on 26 February 1967, while serving with Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. His company was assigned the mission of providing security for an engineer operation near the village of Phu Hoa Dong, Republic of Vietnam. At 0015 hours, approximately 300 Viet Cong attacked the company position and were initially beaten back. At 0100 hours numerous Viet Cong managed to penetrate the company's perimeter and attacked the company command post. During this period of heavy mortar, intense recoilless rifle and small arms fire, Specialist Gipson left the security of his position in order to obtain desperately needed ammunition. Returning to his position with the ammunition, Specialist Gipson discovered a severely wounded comrade and, through an unrelenting, intense volume of enemy fire, he moved the wounded man to shelter where medical assistance was administered. Through the remained of the night Specialist Gipson distributed ammunition and gave encouragement to the members of his squad. Specialist Gipson's heroic actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 1460 (April 24, 1967)

Action Date: February 26, 1967

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

Company: Company A

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Regiment: 9th Infantry Regiment

Division: 25th Infantry Division
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