DEAN E CLINTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

DEAN EDDIE CLINTON

WALL NAME

DEAN E CLINTON

PANEL / LINE

21E/87

DATE OF BIRTH

10/12/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DIX

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DEAN EDDIE CLINTON
POSTED ON 5.25.2020
POSTED BY: jraffray

Remembered

Always remembered, God Bless
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POSTED ON 12.19.2017

Final Mission of CW2 Dean E. Clinton

At 1900 hours on June 11, 1967, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 63-12958), call sign Bamboo Viper 47, from Company B, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, departed Landing Zone Uplift at Qui Nhon Airfield in the southern coastal region of Binh Dinh Province, RVN. The personnel included aircraft commander CW2 Dean E. Clinton, pilot CW3 Thomas F. Riggs, crew chief SSGT James R. Nelson, gunner SSGT Ralph E. Uhlmansiek, and passenger CW3 Quentin R. Beecher. The crew and passenger were on an operations mission in the province. While enroute, bad weather was encountered, and the pilot requested assistance in determining his position. Efforts by Tuy Hoa and Qui Nhon airfields, and airborne search and rescue control aircraft failed to locate the aircraft to guide it to the airfield. At 2057 hours, the pilot reported that he was out of fuel, and was willing to make a water landing. Search and rescue efforts started immediately, and continued until June 13th, but was unsuccessful in locating either the helicopter or its crew and passenger. It was determined that the aircraft went down in the South China Sea, approximately 18 miles nautical miles from the coast. The helicopter had no over-water survival gear. A UH-1 can float for approximately 60 seconds, depending on sea conditions. Weather conditions were adverse at the time, with heavy cloud cover and thunderstorms. All were declared Missing in Action, Category 5 (which indicates that it is not felt that remains can be recovered). [Taken from pownetwork.org, vhpa.org, and coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 12.15.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear CWO Dean Clinton,
Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot in the 1st Cavalry. You are still MIA.
PLEASE COME HOME.
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. Be at peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2017

Thinking of our soldier's

I also have a bracelet with Deans name on it. I lost track of it an just moved an was going thru boxes today an found it. ?? RIP Dean an all our soldier's who gave their All...God Bless
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POSTED ON 6.26.2016
POSTED BY: Elainna Simpson

A Part of My Life

I recently bought a POW/MIA bracelet during my stay at Illinois Girls State. Dean is my person on my bracelet. I feel nothing but sadness thinking about him and his family, I could not imagine it. I hope that by me buying this bracelet more people will be saved and helped. Thank you Dean for your service and thank you to his family for thier sacrifice as well. I will never forget you Dean, thank you.
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