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CLARENCE RAY ANGUS


is honored on Panel 24E, Line 112 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of PVT Clarence R. Angus

    Posted on 7/30/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On August 15, 1967, a dawn patrol consisting of over twenty Marines from C Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, were sent toward a village 1 ½ miles east of Hoi An on Cam Thanh Island in Quang Nam Province, RVN, to investigate a possible enemy presence in the area. The group was divided into three squads and left before dawn under the cover of darkness. The plan was to conduct a hammer and anvil maneuver by positioning one squad as a blocking force (the anvil) and use the other two as the hammer. The plan was complicated when the blocking force started receiving sniper fire. Then a Marine from one of the hammer squads triggered a booby-trap. Two men were killed in the blast and two critically injured. A medivac was called and removed the injured. Because of heavy enemy fire, stretchers were tossed out of the aircraft for the Marines to carry back to base the two dead. As the Marines moved towards their base with their two fallen comrades, a second, more violent explosion occurred as another booby-trap was detonated. The effect was devastating. Dead and critically injured Marines were strewn about. Their wounds were horrifying, with limbs and flesh ripped from bodies. Two were decapitated by the blast, and another was blown into a tree, the bottom half of his body missing. A total of ten men were killed in the two explosions. Again, medivac helicopters were called in, and the wounded and dead were placed aboard. The able-bodied survivors then marched back to their patrol base. The Marines lost in the two mine explosions included PVT Clarence R. Angus, PVT Glenn C. Baer, LCPL Larry E. Bowman, LCPL Douglas R. Dickerson Jr., LCPL Gordon P. Eadie, 1LT Robert V. Kemp, LCPL Robert A. Kolas, SSGT James J. McCormack, PFC Paul McEachron, and Navy corpsman HN Clifford K. Coons. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “Lions of Medina” by Doyle D. Glass]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PRIVATE ANGUS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MARINE MACHINE GUNNER. YOU DIED ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION. I HOPE THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN TOOK YOU HOME IN HER ARMS. REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/15/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PVT Clarence Ray Angus, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Cousin Ray

    Posted on 5/31/10 - by JEH slizamo@gmail.com
    On this day and many others I hope you will feel the love and appreciation members of your family have for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Your memory lives on in the hearts of many and although your time on earth was brief, you touched lives and brought happiness to the world in a time when happiness was in short supply. Rest easy Ray and and get our hooch ready. One day we will meet and have a nice chat about things. Semper Fi and Happy Memorial Day 2010!!!
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