Feb. 1, 1944 Bessemer City Gaston County North Carolina, USA
Mar. 12, 1967 Tan An, Vietnam
SGT Claude Eugene Elmore, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Bessemer City, NC.
Sergeant Claude Eugene Elmore was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SGT Elmore served our country until July 12th, 1967 in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was married. It was reported that Claude died from multiple fragmentation wounds from a mine. His body was recovered. Claude was born on February 1st, 1944 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. SGT Elmore is on panel 23E, line 057 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.
We were close friends. He was a friend to all who will not be forgotten. Linda(Mac)McMillan Wilcox.
FELLOW VET: I MET EUGENE ONLY ONCE, WHEN I WAS VISITING RELATIVES IN BESSEMER CITY, MY PARENTS HOME TOWN. I WAS AT ALLEN CONNER'S HOUSE (MY COUSIN) WHEN HE AND HIS FRIEND EUGENE WERE IN THE FRONT YARD LIFTING WEIGHTS. IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS, BUT I STILL REMEMBER THAT DAY. I WILL NOT FORGET EUGENE OR THE SACRIFICE THAT HE MADE. DENNIS E. DAVIS.
Brothers in arms. He was always there for his friends. I remember him on the football field. He would knock you on your back and reach down to pick you up. That was his style. He gave his all. Thank you. You will never be forgotten. Sgt Tony King, USMC, 1968-72.
He is my brother. He was the oldest and the only son. We have missed him so much. He left a son who he did not know. Mary Ann Hook.
Best friends. To a man who was the best friend anyone could ever have. when I think back to my childhood all I ever see is you. Robert Franks, 105 W Maryland Ave, Bessemer City, NC 28016.
He is the Son of Mr Max Carson Elmore and Mrs Lillian Garren Elmore. He is the husband of Mrs Sue A Elmore, 144 South 14th Street, Gastonia, NC.
He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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 and The Good Conduct Medal.
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I will never forget all our years together, as best friends.It has been over fifty years and I've never had a friend so close. I can't forget our childhood together,your sister were mine also I loved them dearly. You were always more than a friend you wer...(Read more) -
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