CLIFTON C NEWCOMB
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 79 OF THE WALL

CLIFTON CURTIS NEWCOMB

WALL NAME

CLIFTON C NEWCOMB

PANEL / LINE

5W/79

DATE OF BIRTH

03/07/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BROWNFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Terry County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

BM1

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POSTED ON 5.16.2022
POSTED BY: Howard H Morris

My Friend and Hero

I served with Newt in Phu Cuong. Besides being my friend he was our Senior PO. He volunteered to go up river even though he didn’t have to. All of our small detachment thought the world of him. He is and will always be remembered as a great Hero.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 1.21.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PO1C Clifton Newcomb, Thank you for your service as a Boatswain's Mate 1st Class. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.21.2016

Final Mission of BM1 Clifton C. Newcomb

BM1 Clifton C. Newcomb was a boatswain’s mate serving with the 52nd RVN River Patrol Group, Naval Advisory Group, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On February 2, 1971, he was acting as an advisor aboard a Vietnamese Navy PBR (Patrol Boat, River), one in a column of five patrol boats on the upper Saigon River, approximately 22 miles northwest of Phu Cuong in Binh Duong Province, RVN, when they were attacked by the Viet Cong. Using a B-40 rocket in a quick-ambush tactic, a single enemy rocket exploded over the engine cover of BM1 Newcomb’s ship. Two Vietnamese sailors were injured in the attack. Newcomb was also hit by rocket fragments over his entire body. He was medivacked to the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh where he succumbed to his injuries on February 5, 1971. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.31.2016
POSTED BY: Misti Dawn Newcomb

My Uncle, my HERO

Dear Uncle Curtis,
My heart breaks because I never got to meet you. You died a month and 4 days after I was born. My parents, plus the rest of the family speak so kindly and highly of you. You have two great-nephews, John(13) & Christopher(11), now that they are older, I plan on taking them to Albany to visit your grave and also plan on taking them to visit the Wall of Honor. Our family lost a very good man 2/5/71. You sacrificed your life so me and my boys could have freedom. I love you very much!
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