|Birth: ||May 29, 1926|
St. Louis County
|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.
Wendell Bonner Clinite (1899 - 1951)
Camilla Smith Hill (1928 - 2014)*
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Mateo County
Plot: Section R, Site 5366
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3561833