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WILLIAM RICHARD CLEMENTS

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM R CLEMENTS
  • Date of Birth:2/25/1940
  • Date of Casualty:10/26/1966
  • Home of Record:HAYWARD
  • County of Record:ALAMEDA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:LTJG
  • Panel/Line:11E, 106
  • Casualty Province:NZ

RAMON ALLEN COPPLE

  • Wall Name:RAMON A COPPLE
  • Date of Birth:12/9/1930
  • Date of Casualty:10/26/1966
  • Home of Record:SHREVEPORT
  • County of Record:CADDO PARISH
  • State:LA
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:LTJG
  • Panel/Line:11E, 108
  • Casualty Province:NZ

NOAH CHANDLER COLLIER JR


is honored on Panel 11E, Line 108 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I saw you Chan...

    Posted on 5/26/17 - by Hobie Jones
    Play high school football for the Wildcats. Your old teammate Larkin Dixon and I discussed you fondly just a few days ago. I saw your body in the casket at Mize Mortuary when I was 8 years old. I think of your sacrifice often. Your service has not been forgotten by me in the 50+ years I have known about you. Bless your soul.

    Hobie Jones
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 6/13/16
  • Veteran's Day

    Posted on 11/4/13 - by Sharon Adams
    As Veteran's day approaches, I find it fitting to say "Thank You" for the service you provided, the ultimate sacrifice you made in the attempt to save one of your own. I never met you as you were called home before I was born, but I was told you were very close friends with my dad, David McKinney.
    He made it through that experience, but I know he will never forget you. From what I understand, you both were in Vietnam together. What I don't know is if you two were in the same company on that fateful day.
    Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice and I hope, one day, to personally shake your hand and tell you "Thank You" for being a friend, a soldier, and above all putting another life ahead of your own.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/10/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Noah Chandler Collier 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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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS AND SOLDIER'S MEDAL

    Posted on 4/6/10 - by CLAY MARSTON CMARSTON@INTERLOG.COM


    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS



    NOAH CHANDLER COLLIER JR.





    who served with





    COMPANY A



    1st BATTALION ( AIRBORNE )



    8th CAVALRY REGIMENT



    " HONOR AND COURAGE "



    1st CAVALRY DIVISION



    " FIRST TEAM "





    became a posthumous recipient of the





    DISTINGUSIHED SERVICE CROSS



    SOLDIER'S MEDAL



    PURPLE HEART



    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL





    and was entitled to wear the





    COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE











    THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

    AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL











    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN



    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE







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    CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE



    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS





    The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Noah Chandler Collier, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Private First Class Collier distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 26 October 1966 while serving with elements of the 8th Cavalry on a search and destroy mission along the Song An Loa River. After his squad had flushed out several Viet Cong from tunnels along the river bank, Private Collier and two other men escorted the prisoners back to the platoon. Returning to continue the search, he heard a burst of hostile machine gun fire which severely wounded his squad leader, knocking him under the swift current. Undaunted, Private Collier swam twenty meters through a barrage of bullets to where the soldier had fallen. Disregarding his safety, he then discarded his weapon and fearlessly dove under water in an attempt to save his stricken comrade. Surfacing amid devastating enemy fire splattering the water around him, Private Collier shouted that he could not find the wounded man. As he started to dive under the water again he was fatally wounded by Viet Cong machine gun fire. Demonstrating boundless courage and selfless concern for the welfare of the others, he sacrificed his own life in a valiant effort to save a fellow soldier. Private First Class Collier's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.







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    R E M E M B R A N C E








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