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CLIFTON EMMET CUSHMAN


is honored on Panel 11E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/2/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Major Clifton Emmet Cushman, Served with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/18/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Major Clifton Cushman,
    Thank you for your service as a Supersonic Fighter-Bomber (F-105D Thunderchief) Pilot. You are still MIA.
    PLEASE COME HOME.
    Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day. Happy St. Pat's. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Letter to youth

    Posted on 12/23/17 - by Al Gonsorowski
    I was a sports writer at The Forum in Fargo and reproduced Cushman's letter to the youth of Grand Forks following his fall in the final Olympics trials. His letter became a yearly column that was appreciated by many at The Forum. Thanks, Cliff.
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  • bracelet

    Posted on 9/14/17 - by diane r siedlecki dsiedlecki@lifespan.org
    i wore your pow bracelet for years until i went though my general surgery rotation in medical school(1981) . i had to choose safety / potential infection over my need to hold you close. i even ticked off a friend because i wore it in her wedding.
    i went to georgetown med school so i was there when the vietnam memorial was unveiled. i looked for you, found you and visit you every time i go back. i hope to take my granddaughter to see you. you were a very important part of my young adulthood and brought me closer to my dad. he was retired army. by the way i always assumed you were african american...from the east coast...boy was i wrong. the best to your family..God bless them and you...and God bless America. your heart, always , diane
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  • Just about the nicest fellow I've met in my eighty years. This country lost a fine man, what a shame

    Posted on 7/5/17 - by Stewart Orvik terribleorv@gmail.com
    I would often see Cliff at the track meets we both competed in in North Dakota.
    What a guy, just about the most outgoing, helpful, nicest, person you'd ever meet.
    With a great big smile, he would actually give tips to his opponents on how to hurdle.
    I tell you there was something magnetic about the guy and, had he lived he would have become nationally known as a politician, for which he was ideally suited. Combine JFK and Bill Clinton, and you have what I think he would have become. I could go on, but It's enough to say no one who ever met Cliff ever forgot meeting him.
    I'm sure of it.
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