HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH CLEMONS

WALL NAME

JOSEPH CLEMONS

PANEL / LINE

13E/26

DATE OF BIRTH

11/20/1924

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/10/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ORLANDO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

GSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH CLEMONS
POSTED ON 4.16.2019
POSTED BY: Sharon Singleton, COL (Retired) USAR

Thank you.

SGT Joseph Clemons, thank you for your service and your sacrifice for our country. The words seem so inadequate for your sacrifice; you gave your all for our freedoms. You will always be remembered. Rest In Peace. Brave Marine.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Clemons, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 12.12.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear GSGT Joseph Clemons,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Leader, Your 51st anniversary just passed, sign. 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 11.14.2016

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

On December 10, 1966 the 2nd and 3rd Platoons, Mike 3/3 Marines, were on the move. As they approached the Song Cam Lo River the 3rd Platoon formed a semi-circular perimeter through which the second platoon and the company command group passed. A capable swimmer strung a rope from bank to bank and the 2nd Platoon began to ford the swift-flowing, chest deep river. As the Marines were crossing, two F-4 Phantoms passed over heading downriver. A break was called with 2nd Platoon and most of the command group on the far side and 3rd Platoon and the remaining members of the command group on the near side. The two Phantoms returned from downstream and one dropped two bombs into the center of the perimeter formed by the 3rd Platoon. Thirteen men were killed outright and fourteen others were badly injured. Of the five corpsmen on the near side only one was uninjured. The blasts had severed the rope, preventing the corpsmen on the far side from recrossing the river. Although medevac helicopters were called in without delay, several of the wounded died while aboard the helicopters. The seventeen Marines and sailors who died in the incident were PFC John D. Gayman, HM3 John N. Grachtrup, HM3 Donald J. Rion, CPL Clifford R. Singleton, LCPL William H. Bator, PFC John H. Knudsen, PFC Jack W. Logan Jr., 1LT John S. Sayer, GSGT Joseph Clemons, SSGT Doyle A. McShan, SGT Owen F. Neumyer, LCPL Jerry K. Patrick, PFC Michael L. Crouson, PFC Charles J. Esbensen, PFC Martin Ruiz, PFC Robert D. Sage, and PFC Phillip T. Wiley. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 12.10.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Gunny.
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