EDWARD A CLARKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

EDWARD ALLEN CLARKE

WALL NAME

EDWARD A CLARKE

PANEL / LINE

25W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

03/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/13/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DOWNINGTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD ALLEN CLARKE
POSTED ON 10.25.2019

Attack on FSB Airborne – May 13, 1969

Fire Support Base Airborne was a U.S. Army firebase located west of Hue overlooking the A Shau Valley in central Vietnam. The base was occupied by elements of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery, and 2nd Battalion, 319th Artillery when it was attacked at 3:30 AM on May 13, 1969, by about 110 members of the North Vietnamese Army’s 6th Regiment and K-12 Sapper Battalion. Wearing loin cloths or shorts and equipped with AK-47s with folding stocks, the advance party slipped through the barbed wire, neutralized the trip flares, and dashed inside throwing explosives. The enemy then assaulted the firebase on two sides with infantrymen and sappers rushing the perimeter. Heavy rocket-propelled grenade and mortar fire supported the attack. Allied artillery from nearby fire bases responded within five minutes, silencing the mortar positions. An AC-47 Spooky gunship arrived within one hour of request. By 5:30 AM, the battle was over with twenty-seven U.S. losses. They included SP4 Carl F. Arbogast Jr., PFC Odell D. Beasley, SGT Oscar D. Boydston, CPL Edward A. Clarke, SP4 Donald J. Corbett, SSG Kenneth T. Cruise Jr., CPT Moulton L. Freeman, SP5 James R. Gohagin, CPL Ernest L. Gordon, James C. Harper Jr., PFC Cleabern W. Hill Jr., SP4 Eric B Johnson, SP4 Richard R. Kelley, SGT Bobby G. Lawrence, CPL Robert R. Malecki, SP4 Arlen J. Miller, PFC Warren P. Nix, PFC William D. Poole Jr., SP4 Roger D. Ross, CPL Thomas W. Sadler, 2LT Bruce Saunders, CPL William F. Silver Jr., SGT Francis L. Souza, SP4 Ira J. Sturgeon, PFC Lynn C. Swanson, SP4 Samuel C. Tharpe, and PFC James M. Thompson. Forty NVA were reportedly killed. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and PFC Odell D. Beasley’s Bronze Star citation]
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POSTED ON 7.29.2019
POSTED BY: lon dolly

old pal

I miss you and love you and thank you check my leather cpl.lon dolly viet nam vet u.s.52989863
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POSTED ON 12.6.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Edward Clarke,
Thank you for your service as a Cannon Crewmember. December has begun, along with all the preparations. 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 8.27.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Edward Allen Clarke, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.13.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Edward is buried at Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Grove,PA. BSM PH
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