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is honored on Panel 33W, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • From Clifton to Clifton

    Posted on 10/6/14
    I do not know you Kenneth Charles Clifton, but I do know that you gave your life for this country, and for that I am grateful. I do not know if we are related and
    I may never know. My grandpa fought for this nation as well but he returned in healthy condition. It is a shame that you died at such a young age, but I am sure that it worked out well for you. This is probably the way you would have preferred to die if you had a choice.

    Thank You for making our country a bette place to live in.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Kenneth Charles Clifton, 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
  • To The Father I Never Knew

    Posted on 6/27/13 - by Hans Carter
    You were killed 11 days before I was born. I just found your grave recently and I have a million questions that can never be answered. I keep wondering what you were like as a person, and how life might be different had I known you. I'd give just about anything to see a picture of you. I've heard I look a lot like you. I keep wondering if I've inherited anything else from you like personality or temperament.One of my biggest regrets is not having followed my curiosity a lot sooner, to have met your family. I don't even know if you, or they, knew you were having a son. I can't wait to meet you some day in the next life to have all of those questions answered, and to make up for all of the years we never got to have.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/29/10 - by Robert Sage
    Ken is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park,Portland,OR. BSM-OLC AM ARCOM PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/12/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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The Wall of Faces

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