Land, Clyde, SSG

Aviation (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
67W10-Helicopter Repairman
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1986-1987, 55B, 917th Combat Support Group
Previously Held MOS
17K-Ground Surveillance Radar Crewman
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
55B-Ammunition Specialist
67W-Aircraft Quality Control Supervisor
Service Years
1962 - 1987
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Staff Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge 4th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Ordnance Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Door Gunner Missouri Veterans Medal (Vietnam)

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 10Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)4th Infantry Division Association Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association
  1972, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member) (Independence, Missouri) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, 4th Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2010, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am now tottally retired and spend my time changing an old chunk of wood into some reasonably nice sculpture of animals and birds.  I also do some carvings of cactus and other plants.
Other Comments:
We moved back to Canada in November of 2002 and I was Interim pastor at a Baptist church for a year until a permenant pastoe could be found, before accepting the NAMB assignment

 Remembrance Profiles -  344 Soldiers Remembered
  • Anderson, Russel, 1LT
  • Angell, Gary, SP 5
  • Archie, Doyal, SP 5
  • Bausler, Donald, 1LT
  • Beatlly, Charles D., 1LT
  • Bennett, Lutler, 1LT
  • Best, Harvey, SP 5
  • Boezman, Willie, SP 5
  • Boylan, Joe, SP 4
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Senior)
Machine Gun

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Leonard Wood, MO), C/1
 Unit Assignments
Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps25th Field Artillery BattalionU.S. Army704th Maintenance Battalion
4th Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry DivisionAviation School, Hunter AAF Staff Element63rd Regional Readiness CommandARNG Ordnance Units
ARNG, Missouri102nd Army Reserve Command (102nd ARCOM)US Army Europe (USAREUR)US Army Reserve
  1963-1965, 17K, Special Troops Battalion, VII Corps/HHC
  1963-1965, 17K, 25th Field Artillery Battalion/HHB
  1965-1966, 67N10, (67N) UH-1 Helicopter Repairman Course
  1966-1967, 67N10, 704th Maintenance Battalion
  1966-1967, 67N10, 704th Maintenance Battalion/E Company
  1967-1967, 67N10, A Company, 4th Aviation Battalion
  1967-1968, 67W, Aviation School, Hunter AAF Staff Element
  1981-1981, 55B, 63rd Regional Readiness Command/6224th Army Reserve Forces School (USARFS)
  1981-1982, 55B, 157th Ordnance Battalion
  1982-1984, 67W, ARNG, Missouri
  1984-1987, 96C, 102nd Army Reserve Command (102nd ARCOM)
  1985-1985, 96C, 3rd Corps Support Command (COSCOM)
  1986-1987, 55B, 917th Combat Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Fort Nisqually
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Adams
  1967-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Winchester 8 Oct to 4 Dec 66
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Francis Marion 5 Apr to 31 May 67
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Cook 19 Jun 67
  1967-1967 Operation Francis Marion 1 Jun to 12 Oct 67/Battle of Plei Ya Bo Three Trees 23 Jul 67
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Ahina 13 to 18 May 67
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Hancock I 26 Apr to 22 May 67
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Sam Houston
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Greeley
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Fairfax 30 Nov to 14 Dec 67
  1967-1967 Operation Francis Marion 5 Apr to 31 May 67/Battle of Plei Doc 18 to 20 May 67
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Central Arizona CollegeUniversity of ArizonaNorthern Arizona University
  1978-1979, Central Arizona College
  1979-1980, University of Arizona
  1981-1982, Northern Arizona University
  1990-1992, Newport University
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  world travels1
  Hong Kong12
  Canadian Army5
  United States Army 21
  Service clubs3
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  Eleanor's Flowers6
  Winter in Saskatchewan5
  My Favorite Cartoons Books21
  Oct 29, 1962, Basic Training4
  May 15, 2001, wilderness camping5
  Jul 15, 2012, Fish Story6
  Mar 23, 2016, General Photos
  Mar 26, 2016, 50th Wedding aniversery11
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