LARRY J CLANTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

LARRY JACK CLANTON

WALL NAME

LARRY J CLANTON

PANEL / LINE

45E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

06/15/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHOUC TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/23/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CUPERTINO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LARRY JACK CLANTON
POSTED ON 3.23.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 3.23.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

CPT Larry Clanton, Pilot of O-1F 57-2814. You are remembered by the FAC community.
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POSTED ON 11.27.2017
POSTED BY: LUCY CONTE MICIK

THANK YOU

Dear Captain Larry Clanton,
Thank you for your service as a Pilot. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. 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. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.23.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star

Larry Jack Clanton
Date of birth: 15-Jun-40
Date of death: March 23, 1968
Home of record: Cupertino California
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Larry Jack Clanton (AFSN: 3148616), United States Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force, in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as Forward Air Controller near Long Dien, Republic of Vietnam, on 3 February 1968. On that date, Captain Clanton was flying in support of friendly ground forces engaged in clearing the town of Long Diem of hostile forces. Because no other air weapons were available and without regard for his own safety, Captain Clanton made repeated low passes through heavy automatic weapons fire and fired his marking rockets at the hostile positions. He succeeded in destroying one machine gun and made it possible for the friendly forces to withdraw from a superior size hostile force. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain Clanton has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 3-Feb-68

Service: Air Force

Rank: Captain

Company: 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron

Regiment: 504th Tactical Air Support Group

Division: 7th Air Force
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POSTED ON 11.3.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

There is a correction on Larry's place of burial. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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