GUY W CLINGER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 118 OF THE WALL

GUY WESLEY CLINGER JR

WALL NAME

GUY W CLINGER JR

PANEL / LINE

21E/118

DATE OF BIRTH

11/25/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LEWISTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mifflin County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GUY WESLEY CLINGER JR
POSTED ON 8.9.2023
POSTED BY: David Aldridge

Aftermath

The date of Clinger's death are wrong. I met Clinger on the 17th of June 1967 after the Battle of Xom Bo. We dug a bunker together all night and then we had to go on a sweep of the battlefield the next day on 18 June 1967. Clinger was killed and I was with him. I called his family once and expressed my sorrow to them. He was a knowledgeable and caring soldier and when he died everyone wept. God Bless You, Brother.
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POSTED ON 6.26.2022

Battle of Xom Bo II - June 17, 1967

Operation Billings (June 12-26, 1967) was planned and conducted by the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division to destroy elements of the Viet Cong (VC) 271st Regiment, 9th Division which occupied base camp areas north of Phuoc Vinh in Binh Duong Province, RVN. The operation began with 1st Infantry battalions moving progressively north of Phuoc Vinh. Intelligence suggested that the 271st had moved to a large clearing designated Landing Zone (LZ) X-Ray. Third Brigade troops moved from another LZ overland to LZ X-Ray. On the morning of June 17th, the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment entered X-Ray. The 1/16th Infantry established a perimeter in the tree line around the clearing and waited for the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment to arrive. As the first units of 2/28th Infantry appeared, a patrol reported a group of VC approaching from the northwest. At 1:00 PM, the enemy attacked, penetrating the northern and northwestern perimeters before being forced back by artillery and gunship fire. The VC launched a second attack against the southeast perimeter, overrunning the defending platoon, the survivors withdrawing into the center of the perimeter. At 1:45 PM, air strikes forced the VC to withdraw, and they disengaged under cover of a steady mortar barrage. U.S. losses were 36 killed. They included: (B/2/28) PFC Richard A. Anderson, PFC Alan W. Denney, PFC Alan J. Farhat, SGT Bobby Minton, SP4 Michael J. Morrow, PFC Victoriano P. Sosa Jr., PFC James E. Starks, SP5 John H. Stout, and PFC Lloyd C. Wohlford Jr.; (HHC/1/16) PFC William N. Cole, PFC Gary J. Ernst, SP4 Sammy L. Holmes, SP4 Charles W. Hook, 1LT Douglas A. Logan (posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal), PFC Wallace G. Nye, SP4 Martin L. Plotkin, PFC Leroy Reed, and PFC Douglas D. Wallin (died of wounds 08/26/1967); (A/1/16) PFC John A. Brantley, PFC Emanuel K. Brickhouse, PFC Jerry R. Cook, SP4 Guy W. Clinger Jr., PFC Ronald D. Edenfield, PFC James M. Elchert, PFC Robert T. Harris, SGT Edward E. Heyer, SP4 Carl T. Johnson, PFC Charles P. Kelly, PFC Robert S. Maguire, SP4 Howard A. Mucha, SP4 Stephen M. Noggle, SP4 Wayne A. Pettersen, SGT Alan J. Roese, and SGT Frank G. Romo; (B/1/16) PFC Paul E. Kelly Jr. and PFC Edward A. Smith. A search of the immediate area found 226 VC dead. Over the next few days, the Americans found more VC dead, including one assembly area where 35 were found killed by artillery and airstrikes. [Taken from virtualwall.org and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 3.3.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Candy Coyne is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us…..
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POSTED ON 12.15.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sp4 Guy Clinger,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. December is here, 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 11.25.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Guy Wesley Clinger Jr., Served with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
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