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PFC Clarence Jay “Butch” Baldwin

PFC Clarence Jay “Butch” Baldwin

Birth
Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 24 May 1968 (aged 19)
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100004776 · View Source
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PFC Baldwin#2391470
MOS:0351 Assaultman.

After living in Cooperstown for a few years the
Baldwin family moved to Cherry Valley in 1958
after the father of Clarence died.Clarence was
was 9 years old when his father died.Clarence
attended the Cherry Valley schools and grad-
uated with the Class of 1967 from the Cherry
Valley Central High School.
Clarence enlisted in the Marines 30 September
1967 at the Albany Recruiting Office.Upon his
arrival in Vietnam 11 February 1968 Clarence
was assigned to Golf Company,2nd Battalion,
3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.On
May 12 he was wounded by shrapnel to his left
elbow and right leg from a hostile grenade.He
received medical treatment at the 3rd Medical
Battalion and had returned to his unit after a
couple of days.Golf Company was on a combat
operation when they were engaged by enemy
forces on a ridge above Hwy QL-9,5 kilometers
southeast of the Khe Sanh Airfield.Clarence
died as a result of gunshot wounds to the body
from hostile small arms fire.
Clarence was single and served his country for
7 months and 24 days.KIA#28,362.
He had been in Vietnam for 3 months and 13
days.
Clarence was 19 years,6 months and 7 days
old.
All of the Cherry Valley Schools were closed at
12:30 pm,June 11,so that the students and
faculty could attend the funeral of "Butchie"or
"Butch",as he was known to all of his friends.
The Rev Thomas J Blakely officiated at the
funeral service held at the First Presbyterian
Church where the family were church members.
Survived by his mother;Bertha Porth Baldwin,
his 3 sisters;Mabel,Elsie and Sally and his 3
brothers;Claude Jr,Harold and Elmer all of
Montgomery St,Cherry Valley,NY.
A special friend;Pam Johnson of 157 W 60th
St,New York,NY.

Brother Harold "Pug" Baldwin died December
27,1999 while living in Ft Myers,FL.


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Gravesite Details His gravestone indicates he was a LCpl.

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  • Created by: Tony
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100004776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Clarence Jay “Butch” Baldwin (17 Nov 1948–24 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100004776, citing Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .