BILLIE J MCCLURE
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 66 OF THE WALL

BILLIE JACK MCCLURE

WALL NAME

BILLIE J MCCLURE

PANEL / LINE

32W/66

DATE OF BIRTH

11/12/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MARBLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cherokee County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BILLIE JACK MCCLURE
POSTED ON 6.19.2023
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 2.26.2022

Final Mission of PVT Billie J. Mc Clure

On February 20, 1969, elements of the 9th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry and 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry were on the first day of a two-day operation in Kien Hoa Province, RVN, when they made contact with an enemy force of unknown-size four miles northeast of Giong Trom. The action began at 11:00 AM when gunships of Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry spotted and killed two enemy soldiers running into a wood line. When the gunships began receiving heavy automatic weapons fire, they called in airstrikes which destroyed seven enemy bunkers. Company B, 3-60 were close by conducting a sweep, and after being lifted into the area of contact, killed one Viet Cong (VC). The 3-5 gunships swept southeast ahead of the infantrymen, killing five more enemy. When Company B, 3-47 was inserted south of 3-60, they came under heavy automatic weapons fire. Surrounded, they ditched into canals and dikes for cover. Enemy snipers around their position were engaged with M60 machine guns. The battle continued until nightfall, the besieged B/3-47 reinforced on their left flank by A/3-47 and B/3-60 on their right. A Regional Forces Company was used as a blocking force, completing a cordon around the enemy. Artillery, gunships, and airstrikes pounded the area throughout the night and next day. An all-day sweep turned up ninety VC dead and scattered weapons and clothing. It was later determined the enemy force was the 516th VC Battalion. Interrogation of captured prisoners revealed the 516th was enroute to Ben Tre to lay siege on the city during a planned Winter-Spring Offensive but had been completely surprised by the U.S. forces. As a result of the contact, the attack failed to materialize. U.S losses were nine killed and ten wounded. The lost personnel included (B/3-47): PFC Michael D. Adams, PVT Billie J. Mc Clure, SP4 Larry T. Ross, and 1LT Allen C. Yeomans III; (HHC/3-47) medic PFC Marvin A. De Vault; and (B/3-60): SP4 Quenton L. Christensen, SGT Junior F. Roniger, SP4 Herbert H. Stauffer, PFC Clarence Robinson Jr. (died of wounds 02/21/1969). De Vault was posthumously promoted to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “MRF pounce on VC bunkers, kill 90.” The Old Reliable (9th Infantry Division publication), March 5, 1969]
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POSTED ON 9.19.2020
POSTED BY: Phillip McClure

My cousin

Billy, my father told me stories of you and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your sacrifice. You are my second cousin and fighting is in our blood as McClures. I joined the Marine Corps in 2000 and served in Iraq with 1st Marine Division in 2004-2005. I came to visit your resting place alone in 2018 and I felt your presence there. From one War Veteran to another and our shared blood line I am humbled by your sacrifice for our freedom in Vietnam. Thank you Billy Jack, thank you ~ Cpl Phillip McClure USMC
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POSTED ON 8.1.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Pvt Billie McClure, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Indirect Fire Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.12.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private Billie Jack McClure, Served with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.
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