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LTJG Richard Cedric Clinite
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Birth: May 29, 1926
Kirkwood
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 13, 1953

He was the son of Wendell and Sidney Clinite. Richard married Camilla Smith June 9, 1949 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

USNA Class of 1949, Lieutenant Junior Grade Clinite was the pilot of a F9F-5 Pantherjet fighter with Fighter Squadron 153 aboard the aircraft carrier USS PRINCETON (CVA-37). On May 13, 1953, while on a reconnaissance mission south of Wonsan, North Korea, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire. He successfully ejected but became entangled in the parachute shrouds and drowned in Wonsan Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
 
 
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Missouri
Lieutenant (JG)
US Navy
Korea

Purple Heart
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section R, Site 5366
 
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3561833
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Remembering you and your family today. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
- A Marine's Daughter & Army Mom
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- Beth
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