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is honored on Panel 8E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/13/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Cpl Douglas Clester,
    Thank you for your service as a Combat Engineer. December is here, along with all the preparations. 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.
  • Best of Friends

    Posted on 6/4/17 - by Andy Kaufmann
    Doug was a very good friend, I was with him when he died,
    I went to see his parents when I got home. His wife would not see me, and I understand he had a son. I left a message on the site but never heard from any one..Often wondered how his wife got along after the tragic event of Dougs death... we got to know each other very well and he was a great guy for a friend.
  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 6/12/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Vietnam
  • A grandson looking for more information

    Posted on 10/24/13 - by jeremiah clester
    I am one of five grandchildren of Doug Clester. I am leaving soon to attend the U.S, Army Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course in FT. Benning GA. My father and uncle were very young when my grandfather passed so I havent been able to find out to much information. I want to find any one who knew him that could tell me what kind of person and soldier he was like. If any one can help me please contact me at the email provided.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/12/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear CPL Douglas Arthur Clester, 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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The Wall of Faces

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