CECIL J CLACK
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HONORED ON PANEL 35W, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

CECIL JAMES CLACK

WALL NAME

CECIL J CLACK

PANEL / LINE

35W/15

DATE OF BIRTH

08/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CECIL JAMES CLACK
POSTED ON 3.8.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after the passage of so many years.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace PFC. Clack, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2020

Ground Casualty

PFC Cecil J. Clack was an infantryman serving with E Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. E Company was the reconnaissance element for 1/35, generally operating ahead of the main forces to gain information about natural features and enemy activities in an area. At full strength, they comprised approximately thirty personnel, and could be deployed in the field for months at a time, resupplied about once a week by aircraft. On New Year’s Day 1969, PFC Clack’s Recon Platoon was attempting a river crossing on the Song Se San (Se San River) bordering Pleiku and Kontum provinces in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The Platoon Commander called for experienced swimmers to cross first and secure a line. Clack volunteered and swam across and returned, then used the line to bring his equipment back across. After three personnel were across, the battalion commander called and changed the mission for the platoon. The three men on the north side of the river were told to rest then return and rejoin the platoon. Clack made the first attempt to return, and when he was within a few feet of the southern shore, he asked for help getting out of the river. A man grabbed him by the foot but lost his grip, and Clack went out of reach. He held on for about 10-15 seconds when the rope slipped from his grasp and he was swept downstream by the current. He didn’t appear to be struggling, however, he called for help, and one of the men on the northside dove in to assist. He got within 20 feet of Clack when the current pulled him in the opposite direction, causing difficulties for the rescuer, who then exited the river. The third man tied a rope around his waist and got within 30 yards of Clack when he went under and out of sight. He never surfaced again. Another unit reportedly stayed in that area for a couple of weeks, never to recover his body. Clack was listed as presumed dead, body not recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, pownetwork.org, and information provided by Mike Stenftenagel (July 2020)]
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POSTED ON 11.29.2019
POSTED BY: Stephen Campbell

Remembering

I have a red bracelet that was handed out many many years ago for this missing in Vietnam. Cecil's name is on the one I have. i have kept it for more than 45 years. My family is from Chester and I never realized he was from Chester too. My father is Vietnam veteran and I just want to say, you are not forgotten Cecil. God bless you and your family...
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POSTED ON 11.26.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Cecil Clack,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. You are still MIA.
PLEASE COME HOME.
It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Be at peace.
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