FRANCIS T CLARKIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 130 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS THOMAS CLARKIN

WALL NAME

FRANCIS T CLARKIN

PANEL / LINE

5E/130

DATE OF BIRTH

05/05/1924

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1966

HOME OF RECORD

MEDFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Suffolk County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANCIS THOMAS CLARKIN
POSTED ON 3.9.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

Sergeant Francis T Clarkin was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his exemplary courage under fire. He served as a Construction Engineering Supervisor and was assigned to B Co, 87th Engineering Bn, 35th Engineering Group, 18th Engineering Brigade.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

Sgt. Francis Thomas Clarkin, Vietnam Veteran, Korean War Veteran, WW II Veteran, native of Brooklyn, New York. He enlisted in Medford, New York.

Sgt. Francis Thomas Clarkin was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, Sgt. Clarkin served our country until March 9th in South Vietnam. He was 41 years old and was married. It was reported that he died from drowning. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 5th, 1924. His body was recovered. Sgt. Clarkin is on panel 05E, line 130 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for more than 18 years.

Sgt. Francis Thomas Clarkin served as a Construction Engineering Supervisor with B Company, 87th Engineer Battalion, 35th Engineer Group, 18th Engineer Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Army Commendation Medal, American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal w/2 Bronze Service Stars, WW II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 2 Loops, Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar and Rifle Bar, Vietnam Service Medal,Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Medal High (1960)Device, 1 Overseas Service Bar, Korea Service Medal w/4 Bronze Service Stars. He also was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star.

Son of John Joseph Clarkin and Mary Clarkin, brother of Mary McHugh , Margaret Colton , John F.Clarkin , Kathleen Clarkin , Edward Denson and Eugene Denson.

Francis, you were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Francis.
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POSTED ON 1.16.2018
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

Looking for Photo

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at [email protected]
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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POSTED ON 12.7.2017
POSTED BY: LUCY CONTE MICIK

Thank You

Dear Sgt Francis Clarkin,
I hope your photo is out here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thanks for your service as a Construction Engineering Supervisor. 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 11.13.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Francis is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, NY. Sect 37, Range 3, Lot Queens, # 6
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