Claycomb, Clarence James, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
76Y10-Unit Supply Specialist
Last MOS Group
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 76Y10, HHT, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1960 - 1968
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Date
Jan 13, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Accidental Homicide
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Blair Memorial Park Cemetery - Bellwood, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34E 041

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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 553

  Tributes from Others: Jun 26, 2015  

PA State Reps. Rick Geist & Jerry Stern
State Representatives
1331 - 12th Avenue, STE 104 Altoona PA 16601 USA
PA House of Representatives Medal
In a Vietnam Veteran’s Recognition Service in Altoona at the Jaffa Shrine on April 23, 2010, State Representatives Jerry Stern (80th District) and Rick Geist (79th District) of Blair County, PA were honored to posthumously award you a medal for your Vietnam service from the PA House of Representatives. We thank you and honor you for your sacrifice while the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Blair County in particular, stands in awe of your service and courage.
Apr 20, 2010
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Jan 13, 2007

SSGT., Claycomb was assigned, to the 11th, Armored, Cavalry Regiment, (Blackhorse) at the time, of his death. 11th, Armored Cavalry, Veterans, of Vietnam and Cambodia, are attempting to locate relatives, of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice, in Vietnam. Please contact us, at:, or through our website:
Nov 9, 2006
Cloyd Claycomb II
Thinking of you.
I never had the chance to meet you, seeing I was only 3 when you died. But I wish I could have, my Dad talked about you always, saying how good you where, and always asking "why is it that the good die so young". Even though I never met you, I think about you all the time. Wondering if we would have been freinds? I thank you for being a good brother to my father, and a good son to my grandfather. You will never be forgotten.
Monday, June 05, 2000
Friday, January 13, 2006
We Remember
Clarence is buried at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood, Blair County,PA
Posted by: Robert Sage
Friday, February 18, 2011
Your Angel Day
You will never be forgotten by this American.

Your life was full of honor, devotion, and love for your country. The sacrifice of your precious life was not and will not be in vain.

You have and will be a source of all that is good for generations to come. This is evident in the messages that the youth of America leave on your remembrance sites.

You are not merely a name engraved on a granite wall -- you were and are a son, a brother, a husband, a grandson, a father, an uncle, a nephew, and a friend. You are real and as long as I live you will never be forgotten.

God bless you and your family on this your angel day.

Rest well now -- I will see on the other side
Posted by: Kathie:
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives
SSGT Claycomb was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: or through our website:
Posted by: Joe Willey
Relationship: Blackhorse Trooper
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Never Forgotten

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Monday, January 23, 2006
Thank you
It must have been terrible fighting in the Vietnam War and leaving behind everything you cared so much for. Thank you for putting your life on the line for many good causes. Once again thanks and God Bless for all you did.
Jenn Ringger
Thursday, July 10, 2003

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 553
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Jun 26, 2015
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