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  • read and know he is not missing in action

    Posted on 11/15/16
  • A Fallen Condor

    Posted on 6/3/16
    Clyde was assigned to C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). If you are looking for more information regarding him, go to the C/2/17 Condor Alumni website and contact someone from that site. The link to the site is .
  • Remembrance of a good friend and hero.

    Posted on 3/27/16 - by John R. Patterson
    Clyde and I were good friends while he was here in Mineral Wells, TX. for helicopter training. Our wives also worked together. We had a lot of good times water skiing on Possum Kingdom Lake and dancing at Patterson's dancehall. When he left for his second tour in Vietnam, he told me that he didn't think he would make it back. He was a true friend that I still miss after all these years.
  • Final Mission of CAPT Clyde D. Wilkinson

    Posted on 10/19/14 - by
    On February 12, 1971, CWO Arthur E. McLeod was the pilot and CAPT Clyde D. Wilkinson the aircraft commander of an AH1G helicopter flying an armed reconnaissance mission west of Quang Tri, South Vietnam. During an attack on a target, McLeod's aircraft was hit by enemy ground fire. He radioed that the engine oil bypass caution light was on, and that he would attempt to return to Khe Sanh. On the return attempt, the aircraft began to smoke and burn, and the crew attempted to land the aircraft. Just prior to touchdown, the aircraft exploded and crashed, followed by intense fire and ammunition detonation. After the aircraft had cooled, several passes were made overhead, but no survivors were detected. The aircraft had been almost completely consumed by the intense fire and explosions. Search continued by air, but no sign of the crew was ever found. Enemy presence prohibited ground search. [Narrative taken from; image from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Clyde David Wilkinson, 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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