CLARENCE C YOUNG
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

CLARENCE C YOUNG

WALL NAME

CLARENCE C YOUNG

PANEL / LINE

13W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

08/28/1937

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1970

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lexington County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CLARENCE C YOUNG
POSTED ON 8.27.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 8.19.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 2.14.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Sergeant First Class Clarence C. Young, in addition to the Silver Star Medal previously posted, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his sustained meritorious service. He served as an Armor Crewman and was assigned to M CO, 3RD SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY.
See http://www.coffeltdatabase.org/detreq2.php
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POSTED ON 2.14.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Clarence C. Young

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 1483 (April 8, 1970)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Clarence C. Young, United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force on 14 February 1970 while serving as a platoon sergeant with Company M, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date Sergeant Young's platoon was attached to Troop C and was summoned to the aid of an infantry unit who was engaged with the enemy in a fierce battle. Upon arrival at the scene of contact the Troop's tanks began to assault the enemy bunkers but could not employ their main guns due to the close proximity of the friendly troops. Sergeant Young advanced his platoon despite the deadly enemy barrage of rocket propelled grenades, small arms and automatic weapons fire launched upon them, in an attempt to crush the bunkers and aid the friendly unit to reposition tank elements. As the platoon continued destroying enemy bunkers a rocket propelled grenade struck Sergeant Young mortally wounding him instantly. Staff Sergeant Young's actions 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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POSTED ON 8.27.2014
POSTED BY: Tish Smalls & Jane Young-Watson

Happy 77th Birthday Uncle Clarence

Uncle Clarence, I never had the pleasure of meeting you. However, your baby sister (Jane Young-Watson) makes it a point to share stories about you regularly! I never get tired of the story about you introducing my grandmother to my grandfather (your Army buddy Jake Watson)! Without you there would be no me! Thank you for all that you have given & sacrificed for us! You are missed & loved dearly! Happy Birthday from the Young's & Watson's!
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