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Clarence Ray Chaffin
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1947
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1968
Tay Ninh
Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Clarence Ray Chaffin son of Arvil Brock and Fannie Faye Chaffin.
SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service
B Co. 1/5 Mech
25th Infantry Division

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 9, 1968
Casualty was on Oct 29, 1968
In TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered

On October 29, 1968, at 1705 hours, a convoy being escorted by elements of the 1/5th(M) received small arms and RPG fire north of Thanh An. The enemy fire was returned with unknown results. Two soldiers were wounded in the contact.
That evening, an ambush patrol from Company B 1/5th(M) set up in Dau Tieng, near the Catholic Church over looking the graveyard. At 2300 hours, after several hours with no activity, the patrol leader took half the ambush patrol and commenced a roving patrol in the general area.
The patrol moved south and then turned down an alley. About 75 meters down the alley the patrol came upon a fence blocking the alley, with a gate in the middle. The point man pushed on the gate to open it and there was an explosion. The pointman was killed and the patrol leader and two other Bobcats were wounded. The remainder of the patrol was sent for and the unit then moved to the bridge, where a dust-off was called in.

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 Parents:
  Arvil Brock Chaffin (1922 - 1983)
  Fannie Faye Hart Chaffin (1926 - 2007)
 
Burial:
Guiceland Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Denis McDonough
Originally Created by: darla halley
Record added: Oct 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43041397
Clarence Ray Chaffin
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
Clarence Ray Chaffin
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
Clarence Ray Chaffin
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
 
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Rest in peace, cousin.
- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 4, 2016
Went to grade school in Slocum, Tx. With Ray. Was a sweet, special guy. So sorry he died so young.
- Ronda Grant
 Added: May. 1, 2012
KIA while serving with B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV. His name is located at Panel 40W Line 053 on the Wall. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Sep. 26, 2011
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