ALFRED P CLAYTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 62 OF THE WALL

ALFRED PATRICK CLAYTON

WALL NAME

ALFRED P CLAYTON

PANEL / LINE

37W/62

DATE OF BIRTH

08/21/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALFRED PATRICK CLAYTON
POSTED ON 8.20.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 8.31.2020

Attack on Camp Frenzell-Jones - December 8, 1968

Camp Frenzell-Jones was a medium-sized combat base located along Highway QL-1A at the northern end of Long Binh Post in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. At approximately 7:45 PM on December 8, 1968, the base was hit by ten 107mm rockets during an attack which lasted less than ten minutes. The enemy rounds impacted in various locations, including near a fuel dump, an artillery section, in front of the fire station, two units’ orderly rooms, the A/7-199 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ), the 500th Engineer Company area, and in front of one of the guard towers. Flashes from the launches were observed by a U.S Air Force Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” gunship which saturated the area with fire. A OH-6A light observation helicopter from A/3-17 Cavalry made a visual reconnaissance over the base and in a radius of 5000 yards around the perimeter with negative sightings of suspicious movement. The attack killed three Americans and wounded sixteen others. The lost personnel included SSG Alfred P. Clayton and SSG Michael C. Walker, who were in the BEQ when it was hit by a rocket; also, SP4 Wayne A. Barnum, a mechanic from the 500th Engineer Company, who reportedly suffered a fatal heart attack heart attack during the barrage. One U.S. individual was treated for hysteria after the bombardment and a female Vietnamese worker was in neuro-psychiatric shock but later recovered and returned to work. An all clear was declared at 9:15 PM. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.8.2020
POSTED BY: Richard G. McLeod

Great supervisor

Sgt. Clayton was a true hero. He was a supervisor that all could look up to. He encouraged those around him to attend worship when possible. I will always remember him.
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POSTED ON 2.16.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

SSgt Clayton #51534117
MOS: 73C40 Finance Specialist.

Alfred was born in Jamaica, West Indies and had left Jamaica for New York. He was living in Jamaica, New York, with his wife when he enlisted in the US Army.
Arriving in Vietnam 10 March 1968, Alfred was assigned to A Company, 7th Support Battalion, 199th Infantry Brigade, USARV. For the duration of his tour Alfred was assigned to Camp Frenzell-Jones about 7 kilometers east of Bien Hoa City. Alfred was asleep in his living barracks when hostile forces fired several rockets at the base. Alfred died as a result of fragmentation wounds to the body from the hostile rocket attack launched against the base.
SSgt Clayton served his country for 4 years.
He is survived by his wife, Fay B Clayton of 187-30 119th Road, Jamaica, New York and his mother; Doris M Campbell of 13 Bray Street, Kingston 16, Jamaica, West Indies.

He was awarded 2 Bronze Star Medals, one (Merit) and one (Valor).

Alfred, 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 Alfred.
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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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