Remembering An American HeroPosted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear PSGT Clifton Winningham, sirMORE
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.
With respect, Sir
Distinguished Service Cross CitationPosted on 3/5/14 - by A Grateful Vietnam VetDistinguished Service CrossMORE
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class Clifton Winningham (ASN: RA-14317635), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 5 March 1966 while serving as a member of the 1st Platoon, Company C, 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry and engaged in military operations in the Republic of Vietnam. During a vicious assault by the Viet Cong, Platoon Sergeant Winningham displayed indomitable courage. When informed that a man stationed at a listening post was wounded and unable to return to the friendly lines, Platoon Sergeant Winningham attempted to reach the wounded man by crawling out of the perimeter but was stopped by hostile gun fire. He then rallied four men to follow behind him to cover his movement to the listening post. After they reached this position and found their comrade dead, he unhesitatingly volunteered to remain alone at the listening post to cover the return of the men with their deceased comrade. With complete disregard for his own safety, he remained at the post until the men reentered the friendly lines before proceeding behind them. As the hostile action intensified, he continued to encourage the men and to demonstrate his gallant efforts until felled by hostile gun fire. Platoon Sergeant Winningham's extraordinary heroism on the battlefield reflects great credit upon himself, the United States Army, and the armed forces of his country.
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 45 (December 1, 1966)
Action Date: 5-Mar-66
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Company: Company C
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 28th Infantry Regiment
Division: 1st Infantry Division
We rememberPosted on 7/18/13 - by Robert SageClifton is buried at Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, KS. PH
1st INF DivisionPosted on 6/26/03 - by MAJ PikeServed in C Company, 2nd Btln 28th Inf 1IDMORE
KIA in the battle of Ap Bau Bang, AKA CANDY VILLAGE.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSSPosted on 8/1/99 - by CLAY MARSTON firstname.lastname@example.orgPLATOON SERGEANTMORE
was posthumously awarded the
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.