JOSEPH R CLINCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH RUSSLE CLINCH

WALL NAME

JOSEPH R CLINCH

PANEL / LINE

10W/120

DATE OF BIRTH

06/30/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/30/1970

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH RUSSLE CLINCH
POSTED ON 2.19.2016
POSTED BY: Tim E4

LT

Although you were our Platoon Leader at the time our squads were working as individual recon units in the mountains west of Camp Evans. Bravo Co. 3rd 187th Ambl Inf 101st. at the time our C.O. was Capt Joseph Flatley. I had been wounded several days earlier and was on the Hospital Ship USS Sanctuary in Danang Harbor, when your squad was hit. Upon my return to Rocky Rear and while recovering, I bumped into Capt Flatley. He asked me what happened out there and I told him about it. He said if we had our sh.. together we would have been okay. I told him with no disrepect intended that if we didn't we wouldn't be standing here having this conversation. Then I told him in my opinion that we should not be operating in squad size in that AO. We sacrificed much during that operation, thanks to poor leadership. We have had several reunions in recent years and all of us are of the same opinion and that includes the NCO's and Officers that we seerved with. We honor you and our Bravo Co. Brothers when we gather. God Bless and keeep you and them.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Joseph Russle Clinch, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joseph is buried at Saint Marys Cemetery, West Peoria, Peoria County, IL.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Joseph, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting our freedoms.
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