CLARENCE M ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

CLARENCE MATTUE ADAMS

WALL NAME

CLARENCE M ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

33E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

09/12/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DARLAC

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DETROIT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CLARENCE MATTUE ADAMS
POSTED ON 4.9.2022

Final Mission of SSG Clarence M. Adams

Operation Bolling was a search and destroy and security operation conducted by the U.S. 503rd Infantry Regiment in Phu Yen Province, RVN, from September 19, 1967 to January 31, 1969. The objective of Bolling was to locate and destroy the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) 95th Regiment, which was believed to be in a base area known as “The Hub” in the foothills northwest of Tuy Hoa. The operation began uneventfully; however, in late December an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) unit had been ambushed in the Ky Lo Valley, twenty-seven miles northwest of Tuy Hoa. A scout platoon from 3rd Battalion, 503rd Infantry was inserted there on December 27th. The platoon came under heavy fire after landing, and the remainder of the battalion was deployed in the area to engage the NVA force. Company A landed at noon near the hamlet of Xom Dap, one mile south of the initial contact area in a 200-yard by 50-yard landing zone surrounded by hedges and trees. NVA forces in bunkers around the landing zone immediately opened fire on the company, killing and wounding numerous Americans and destroying one helicopter. Company A fought back, calling in air and artillery support. They formed a perimeter, cleared the surrounding wood lines of snipers, and gradually began to destroy the NVA bunkers on the east side of the landing zone during intense fighting. At approximately 3:30 PM, the NVA (estimated to be company-sized) broke contact when a reaction force from 4/503rd Infantry was landed nearby. Sixty-two NVA were killed for a loss of fourteen Americans dead. They included (A Co, 3/503rd): SSG Clarence M. Adams (died of wounds 12/30/1967), PFC John R. Arrington, SP4 Richard N. Eddy, PVT Michael D. Fuller (posthumously promoted to Private), SP4 Bruce Hall, SGT Darrel W. Heeren (died of wounds 01/07/1968 at the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Tuy Hoa), PFC Ted D. Holliman Jr. (posthumously promoted to Corporal), PFC Michael J. Minor (posthumously promoted to Corporal), and SGT Benny R. Owens; (C Co, 3/503rd): PFC Francis D. Greenwood, PFC Moses Hegler Jr., and PFC Dan T. Klindt; and (HHC, 3/503rd): medics PFC Irville J. Knox and PFC Gary R, Schwellenbach (posthumously promoted to Corporal). Thirty-four U.S. were wounded in the contact. Contact continued throughout the night as enemy units conducted hand grenade and harassing attacks against different company perimeters set in overnight positions. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 9.12.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 4.5.2021
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 sun 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.

As long as you are remembered you will never truly die....
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POSTED ON 9.19.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace SSGT. Adams, I salute your brave soul.
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POSTED ON 1.28.2019
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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