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TONY AHINZOW

  • Wall Name:TONY AHINZOW
  • Date of Birth:12/23/1947
  • Date of Casualty:7/4/1967
  • Home of Record:CHICAGO
  • County of Record:COOK COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:22E, 122
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

JAMES EDWARD BALL III

  • Wall Name:JAMES E BALL III
  • Date of Birth:9/22/1944
  • Date of Casualty:7/4/1967
  • Home of Record:NEWPORT NEWS
  • County of Record:CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS
  • State:VA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line:22E, 122
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

CLINTON H ANDERSON JR


is honored on Panel 22E, Line 122 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT ANDERSON
    THANKS FOR BEING A BASIC INFANTRY OFFICER. MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WAS KILLED THE SAME DAY AS YOU IN QUANG TRI. I DID NOT KNOW HIM, BUT HE WAS LIFTED HIS PRAYERS BY ME. ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO CELEBRATE. REST IN PEACE. SEMPERFI.
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 7/4/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Silver Star


    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Clinton Harold Anderson, Jr. (MCSN: 0-100013), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Leader with Company K, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 20 May 1967. Company K was conducting operations near Hill 70 in the vicinity of Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province when it was ambushed by a superior force of the North Vietnamese Army, and Second Lieutenant Anderson's platoon was cut off from the rest of the company. Realizing that the enemy was attempting to separate the beleaguered company into small segments which could be easily destroyed, he reacted quickly and boldly led his platoon in a hard-pressed battle against the enemy's flank until he was able to establish contact with the Company Command Group, and complete the vital hook-up. While doing so, Second Lieutenant Anderson's platoon brought all their dead and wounded with them. Having closed the gap between his platoon and the Command Group, he immediately reorganized his platoon and established defensive positions. Through the night, the enemy made repeated assaults against the badly outnumbered Marines. As the battle raged, Second Lieutenant Anderson continuously checked the lines, encouraging his men and providing additional fire support where needed. He maintained close observation on the wounded, assuring every attention for them that could be afforded. His actions contributed materially toward the survival of the badly embattled company against the repeated attacks and later to the destruction of the enemy on the objective. Through his valiant and aggressive leadership and his loyal devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Anderson contributed directly to the defeat of a vastly superior enemy force and thereby upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
    Action Date: May 20, 1967

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Second Lieutenant

    Company: Company K

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 9th Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT Clinton H Anderson Jr, 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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  • Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

    Posted on 5/1/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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  • An inspiration to us all

    Posted on 11/1/09 - by Ron Surber thezoo@internet49.com
    I worked with Andy at Hermosa Bch.PD b/t 1965 and 1967(Andy having started there a yr or so before me as he was a yr older). We were both police cadets while attending college and preparing for careers in law enforcement. I always looked up to Andy as he exemplified and placed a high value in honesty, integrity, work ethic and service to the public. He was the type of individual, especially for those in law enforcement, whose example of service we wanted to follow. I recall clearly the times Andy and I worked the parking detail together on our respective Cushmans and the many times we would back up each other or have lunch and coffee breaks together. I remember the times Chief Berlin would let us work the warrant detail together, using the old unmarkded tan '64 Dodge Polara. I recall the evening while making an arrest when we received word that LAPD Chief Wm.H.Parker had died. Both Andy and I at the time aspired to go on LAPD and we really admired Chief Parker. At the time, Andy's dad was the chief for Beverly Hills PD and my dad was an LAPD officer. I recall Andy's last day with HBPD and we all knew that after his stint at officer's school (USMC) back East, he would be going to Vietnam. A few months later in 1967, I left to attend the Ca.Highway Patrol academy in Sacramento. I was in my second month (July of '67)when I received word of Andy's death. The CHP was kind enough to allow me a couple of days to attend Andy's funeral. I have since retired after 39 yrs with the CHP and there is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Andy. I know that had he lived, Andy would have become a well respected leader of some law enforcement agency. Andy, I miss you and will always cherish the short couple of yrs. we worked together and were friends. You will not be forgotten.
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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.