|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1931|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1965, Vietnam|
SSG Clifton William Harrington, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Aberdeen, NC.
Staff Sergeant Clifton William Harrington was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Harrington served our country until November 8th, 1965 in South Vietnam. He was 34 years old and was married. It was reported that Clifton died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Clifton was born on February 12th, 1931 in Aberdeen, North Carolina. SSG Harrington is on panel 03E, line 032 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years.
Cliff was a great golfer. When assigned to Vietnam, he could have served with Special Services. He said I wasn't sent to Nam to play Golf. He paid the ultimate price for doing his duty. Gary and Cliff are together now, playing as many rounds as they like. Diane Fanning, 425-4 Sunny Acres Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
He was the Son of William M Harrington and Clara B Harrington. He was originally interred at Evergreen Cemetery, but was moved to a crypt at Resthaven in 1986.
He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, "The Rock", 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal(s) and The Good Conduct Medal(s).
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17689479
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Oct. 21, 2012
Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
Added: May. 30, 2010
Thank you for the price that you paid. I was glad to place this here in lieu of my husband, Gary Fanning, who thought so highly of you. Hopefully you and Gary have had a reunion of sorts in heaven and enjoyed a round of golf. All of you who have served...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 14, 2009
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