NEWTON S CLEMENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

NEWTON STEVE CLEMENT

WALL NAME

NEWTON S CLEMENT

PANEL / LINE

9W/82

DATE OF BIRTH

11/09/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/23/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MENA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NEWTON STEVE CLEMENT
POSTED ON 4.29.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

Everyday, Ordinary American Men
A Vietnam Veterans Tribute

SOLDIER, SAILOR, AIRMAN, COAST GUARD, MARINE,
FROM ALL ACROSS THE LAND THEY CAME, EVERY RACE, EVERY CREED.
AS THIER FATHERS AND FOREFATHERS BEFORE THEM, WHEN THEIR COUNTRY CALLED THEY STEPPED FORWARD.
ALBEIT AT A TIME WHEN THE NATION WAS EMBROILED IN BITTER DISCORD,
AT THE PRIME OF THEIR YOUNG LIVES, THEY DID NOT SHIRK FROM THE SPECTER OF WAR.
CAUGHT UP IN A POLITICAL MAELSTROM NOT OF THEIR MAKING,
THEY WERE HURLED ONWARD TO A RENDEZVOUS WITH HARDSHIP AND STRIFE.
EVERYDAY, ORDINARY AMERICAN MEN

THIS MONUMENT NOW STANDS BEFORE US,
ITS’ BOLD AND IMPOSING BEAUTY BESPEAKS A SOLEMN AND SILENT TRIBUTE.
BUT NO STRUCTURE, NO MATTER HOW GREAT, TRULY PAYS JUST TRIBUTE,
TO THE HONORED DEAD WHO’S NAMES ARE INSCRIBED THERE.
TO THE MAIMED, THE DISABLED, THE EMOTIONALLY SCARRED, THE MISSING IN ACTON,
THE SCAR OF THE VIETNAM WAR WILL NEVER HEAL.
TO THE YOUNG LIVES BARELY LIVED, TO THE YOUNG LOVES HARDLY LOVED,
TO THE WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THAT WE WILL NEVER KNOW,
DEAR GOD, LET THEIR HALLOWED MEMORY FOREVER BURN BRIGHT.
LET THERE BE MEANING AND PURPOSE TO THEIR DEATH,
FOR WITHOUT IT, THIS MONUMENT WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING MORE THAN COLD STONE AND MORTAR,
AN EMPTY SYMBOL WITHOUT SENSE OR MEANING.
LET US AMERICANS EVERYWHERE, DEDICATE US, TO GIVING IT MEANING AND PURPOSE.
LET IT MEAN THAT NEVER AGAIN, WILL THIS NATION SHED ITS YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN’S BLOOD IN A CAUSE WITHOUT RESOLVE.
LET IT MEAN THAT WE WILL DEVOTE SPECIAL CARE AND ATTENTION TO DISABLED VETERANS FROM ALL WARS.
THAT, WE WILL PAY WHATEVER THE PRICE, GIVE WHATEVER IT TAKES, TO HELP THEM EASE THEIR BURDEN.

THE "WHY", OF VIETNAM MAY NEVER BE ANSWERED, THE SACRIFICE NEVER VINDICATED;
BUT LET NO ONE DARE QUESTION THE FIBER OF THE MEN AND WOMEN,
WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF THE UNCERTAIN TRUMPET.
THEY RISKED AND LOST, LIFE AND LIMB TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY.
THEY ARE THE MARK AND CALIBER BY WHICH GREAT NATIONS ARE MEASURED.
LET US NEVER DEMEAN THOSE WHO HAVE CARRIED THIS COUNTRY'S BANNER INTO BATTLE.
THEY GAVE TO US THEIR VERY LIVES AND THEIR FUTURES,
WE COULD NEVER HOPE TO REPAY TO THEM THEIR JUST DUE.
MAY THE DAY NEVER COME, WHEN THE COUNTRY CALLS, AND THE CALL GOES UNHEEDED.
LET US ALL NOW JOIN HANDS AS UNITED AMERICANS,
AND AS ONE VOICE, REACH OUT, AND LOUDLY AND PROUDLY PROCLAIM:
"WELCOME HOME-AT LAST TOGETHER WE WILL HEAL THE WOUND"
AND IN A SPIRIT OF LOVE AND THANKSGIVING, EMBRACE THESE,
EVERYDAY, ORDINARY AMERICAN MEN



DON BUZNEY USMC 1967-71

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POSTED ON 3.21.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

Dear Steve,

We spent many days together in the 2nd platoon. I remember our friendship and the many stories we told about home.

You are missed by all the men who served with you. You were a warrior, hero and patriot.
You will always be remembered, and never forgotten.
I recently connected with Dick Mcbain..also a very good friend of yours, fron your squad. we talked and remembered our times with you.
God bless you and grant you peace.
Strike Force!!

Bill Nelson
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POSTED ON 3.17.2005

Never Forgotten

Steve,

You were an inspiration to all who served with you. You were our "Brother" and friend. I remember our talks together about Home and life in general.

We were all proud to serve with you. You will never be forgotten for the soldier and friend that you were by me and the others of Alpha Company 2/502nd 101st Airborne, Strike Fo

God bless you.

Bill nelson
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POSTED ON 2.18.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2002
POSTED BY: Dick McBain, 2292 Runnymead Ridge, Marietta, GA 30067

A Great Friend

Steve and I met in Co.A, 2/502 Inf., 101st Airborne Div., and became good friends. We tossed a coin to see which of us would pick up the C-Rations, and which of us the ammunition. I won the toss so decided to get the C-Rations. Steve went up the hill in Camp Eagle to get the ammo, and while in the ammo dump, it blew up. Doc Shenk from Kansas City, Mo. ran up and pulled him out while it was still exploding, and Steve died a few days later from his injuries. I have missed you my friend these many years, and realize our situations could have been reversed if the coin toss had been different. I guess the Lord needed another good man in heaven. See you there.

Dick McBain, President
McBain & Associates, Inc.
775 Franklin Rd., Suite 175
Marietta, GA 30067
770-422-1321
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