Bacon, Clifton Leroy, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
56C10-Petroleum Storage Specialist
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 56C10, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Private First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manchester Depot, VT
Last Address
Manchester Depot, VT

Casualty Date
May 05, 1966
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Drowned, Suffocated
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Arlington, Vermont
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 029

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Basic Training (Fort Dix, NJ), A/1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. Army11th Aviation Battalion
  1965-1965, 56C10, (56C AIT Petroleum Storage Specialist Course
  1966-1966, 56C10, 173rd Aviation Company (AHC)
  1966-1966, 56C10, 11th Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
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Last Known Activity

Area Soldier Dies in Vietnam: Pfc. Clifton L. Bacon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor L. Bacon of Manchester Depot, died in Vietnam May 5.  Bacon was attached to the 173rd Aviation Company about 30 miles from Saigon.  According to his parents, he had been in Vietnam less than three months.  The parents received notification of their son's death by telegram Friday from U.S. Department of Defense.  The telegram said the death was not connected with "hostile action".  Bacon was born in Bennington, Jan. 18, 1944.  He attended local schools there and in Manchester.  He entered the Army April 30, 1965 and was given basic training at Fort Dix, N.J.  Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Victor and two sisters, Christine and Charlene.  He is also survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Christine Bacon of Bennington and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Bennington, East Haven, Vt. and Sharpsville, PA.  According to Bacon's parents, the Defense Department said the body will be flown home for burial, but funeral arrangements are not complete at this time. Source:  Bennington Banner - 9 May 1966

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