SFC Clarence Henry Burdett

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SFC Clarence Henry Burdett

Marietta, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 28 Feb 1968 (aged 38)
Tây Ninh, Vietnam
Burial Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Burdett
Memorial ID 121098921 View Source

SFC Clarence Henry Burdett, Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran, Born in South Carolina, he became a resident of Asheville, NC.

Sergeant First Class Clarence Henry Burdett was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Burdett served our country until February 28th, 1968 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. He was 38 years old and was married. Clarence died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Clarence was born on May 6th, 1929 in Marietta, South Carolina. SFC Burdett is on panel 41E, line 064 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 16 years.

My Grandfather is someone whom I have never been able to meet. He died before I was born. I have always heard wonderful stories about how great a man/person he was. My grandmother misses him daily. I believe he was her one and only, taken far to soon. I can only imagine how he was in life. I know he was a Husband, father,and brother. From the pictures I have seen he was full of life and always happy. I would love to hear from anyone who knew or meet my grandfather. Bridget Trammel

At Long Last I Am In Your Presence Again! My devoted Uncle, I am working diligently in service to the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter as we bring a replica of the Wall to Fort Lauderdale. I was amazed at the sense of loss that I felt as I found your name in the record book used to read the names at the event. I have thought of you daily for the passed several months and continue to see you in my minds eye, the big smile, the always pressed uniform, the sound of your voice. While your wife and child have left this world of recent years, there are others that remain that continue to love and miss you. Thank you for your service not only to our country but also to our family. Charles Lowe, Nephew, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312.

He was the Husband of the Late Mrs Marjorie J Burdett, Father of the Late Clarence Wayne Burdett, of Rural Route 2, Asheville, NC 28805. Son of the Late Mr Paul Burdette and Mrs Emily J Burdett, Marietta, South Carolina 29661. Brother to Lena L Burdett, James P Burdett, Nellie G Burdett, Carlos D Burdett and Walter William.

SFC Clarence Henry Burdett served as a Sergeant First Class with Charlie Company, 9th Medical Battalion, 9th Infantry Division "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was awarded The Silver Star Medal for Valor, The Bronze Star Medal, The Combat Medical Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat wounds, The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.

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