VIETNAM - SHAVER, CLINTON WILLIAM JR

Shaver, Clinton William Jr

VIETNAM - SHAVER, CLINTON WILLIAM JR
SHAVER, CLINTON WILLIAM JR

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 29-Apr-1948

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Marital status: Married to Karen S. Shaver

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Apr-1968

Start of tour: 31-Aug-1968

Incident date: 29-Apr-1969

Date of casualty: 29-Apr-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Clinton William Shaver JR was killed while gunner on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Passenger on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight. Individual admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, on 9 Jul 1969 at 1155 hrs, and placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list on 9 Jul 1969 at 1745 hrs.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Roy Lollis Lipscomb
SP4 Clinton William Shaver Jr
SP4 James Walter Tuttle

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 500 802

Place of interment: South Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 26W 079 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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