Kelsey, Clifford Earl, PV2

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Last Rank
Private (E-2)
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E10-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1967 - 1967

Private (E-2)


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newaygo
Last Address
Newaygo

Casualty Date
May 23, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Glen Eden Memorial Park - Livonia, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 091

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1967-1967, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Kelsey served with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

He was killed during a mortar attack in an LZ.
   
Comments/Citation


Samuel A.  Cruzan(Photo Credit)
scruzan@ncats.net
Fellow High School Classmate
My Dear Friend and Classmate

Clifford Kelsey graduated with me from White Cloud High School, White Cloud, Michigan in 1966. He was killed one year later with less than a month in country. Clifford was a very quiet person, a person of good character as stated on his senior picture.

It was very disturbing to hear of a fellow classmate getting killed in Vietnam. Following my graduation from two years of college, I was drafted, served as a medic in Ban Me Thout South Vietnam from 1969-1970. The portrait I put together and placed it at the base of the Vietnam Moving Wall when it was back in his (our) home town of White Cloud in August of 2007, 40 years following his death. As stated in the inscription I added on the bottom of the collage, 'Clifford never got the chance to enjoy as we have......' The reflection in the wall are my grandkids. The inscription under Cliffs picture is what he wrote on the back of his senior picture to me, 'To a real nice guy in my senior class, best of luck in future years.' 'Cliff' '66' Well as God would have it, I did have the best of luck in human terms, because God protected me on August 12, 1969 from a mortar blast just above my head, By the Grace of God, I was not fatally wounded. Thanks Cliff, for giving your all for my family and me, and for our Great Country. May your soul rest in peace. God Bless your family.
Jul 19, 2010

  I Know Kelsey
Posted for: CLIFFORD EARL KELSEY:
  I remember a PFC Kelsey when we were in the 24th Infantry Division, I was in Company C, 1st Battalion. He was a good friend of mine. We had gone through training together. I was at Ft Bliss, Ft Knox and then in Augsburg Germany. That would of been the last time I saw Kelsey... Probably early 1967 before he went to Viet Nam. If this is the same Kelsey ....and you know him or if you are relative- please contacat me. He was a good friend.
Posted by: James N Knight
Email:
jamesknight2008@yahoo.com
Relationship: We were close friends
Thursday, April 3, 2008
   
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