HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

ARTHUR EDWARD CLOUGH

WALL NAME

ARTHUR E CLOUGH

PANEL / LINE

13W/26

DATE OF BIRTH

03/18/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/18/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GRANTHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sullivan County

STATE

NH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ARTHUR EDWARD CLOUGH
POSTED ON 6.1.2021
POSTED BY: Gregory M. Wilson

My Personal Friend

Sorry to post this so late on Memorial Day and so many years since it occurred, but this is an something that I have borne and struggled with since February 1969, and something I haven’t shared widely. This is a tribute to Arthur Edward Clough from New Hampshire, one of my closet fellow Marines that I served with in Vietnam and who saved my life. Recently I connected with his daughter Samantha, who was unborn, when he left for Vietnam and speaking with her helped to relieve the angst, sorrow, and guilt that I have carried since that day in February 1969. Arthur Clough, and Samuel Hutton from Indianapolis, Indiana and I served together in many areas of Vietnam, but the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam, North of Danang, was where they saved my life. We shared many foxholes, LPs, and other assignments while we served with the H Company, Second Battalion, Twenty Sixth Marines in 1969 and 1970. We were like three peas in a pod, always had each other’s back while on patrol. Hutton and I are African American, and Clough was Caucasian. But that didn’t matter, we were as close as thieves. We daily looked out for each other’s best interest. I was the youngest and least experienced among them in country. On this day, we were in a squad that left on a patrol. During this patrol, we had stopped for a 5-minute rest and upon continuing the patrol, I brashly informed them that I would walk point (1st man in the line). However, Clough and Hutton, in no uncertain terms, told me to “Get your young boot-ass in the back and shut the F**K up.” As we started off the hill, Clough and Hutton, who were at point, were severely injured by an IED, Hutton recovered but Clough subsequently later succumbed to his injuries aboard a hospital ship, with Hutton at his bedside. My connecting with Samantha within the last month, has been a Godsend and very cathartic for me.
It should also be noted that in a previous occasion, Clough’s was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, for his exemplary courage under fire while serving with H Co, 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
God bless Clough and all the other Veterans, that didn’t come home.
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POSTED ON 3.18.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Arthur Edward Clough, Served with the 3rd Platoon, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.17.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Bronze Star Medal Award

PFC Clough was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor for his exemplary courage under fire while serving with H Co, 2nd Bn, 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
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POSTED ON 12.16.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Arthur Clough,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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 2.28.2017
POSTED BY: Samantha Clough - dlh

ALWAYS IN MY HEART

My Favorite Marine - My Hero - My Daddy
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