CLARENCE DAWKINS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

CLARENCE DAWKINS JR

WALL NAME

CLARENCE DAWKINS JR

PANEL / LINE

45E/64

DATE OF BIRTH

04/10/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lexington County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR CLARENCE DAWKINS JR
POSTED ON 4.10.2024
POSTED BY: Spencer

An account

I read a post from another man in your company, Jeff. Jeff just like the rest of your company was headed to be evacuated from your post. I'm sure it was a relief to finally leave this horrid area, even if it meant going to another. All that relief was quickly turned to fear though as you came under fire from rockets. Jeff spoke of how you were hit with shrapnel along with two others. I'm glad Jeff was there so he could recount this story years later for a new generation.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2023
POSTED BY: William Jeffrey Lippka (Jeff), then '68, "Doc" Lippka, HM3,USNavy Corpsman

I was with him.

Our entire company was staged to be airlifted from a post known as C2 when we came under rocket attack. Clarence took shelter with 3 others within a sandbagged enclosure with with 2 access points and no roof. I was moving toward the triage area, but stopped to check on them. All was well, and I moved on. I had gotten about 25 feet, when more rockets fell. I had thrown myself to the ground when I heard them coming. After the explosions, I rolled over and looked back to where I had come from and there was lots of smoke. I ran back to the shelter and all for men had been hit with shrapnel. Sadly, Clarence did not survive.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Never forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 4.9.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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