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 Clyde Everett Lassen

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Clyde Everett Lassen

Birth
Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida, USA
Death 1 Apr 1994 (aged 52)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 38-113
Memorial ID 7136906 View Source
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Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Commander in the US Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Lieutenant, Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot, on the "USS Preble", Detachment 104, Helicopter Support Squadron 7 for action on June 19, 1968. His citation reads in part "After another unsuccessful, illuminated rescue attempt, and with his fuel dangerously low and his aircraft significantly damaged, he launched again and commenced another approach in the face of the continuing enemy opposition. When flare illumination was again lost, Lt. Lassen, fully aware of the dangers in clearly revealing his position to the enemy, turned on his landing lights and completed the landing. On this attempt, the survivors were able to make their way to the helicopter. En route to the coast he encountered and successfully evaded additional hostile antiaircraft fire and, with fuel for only five minutes of flight remaining, landed safely aboard USS Jouett."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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CLYDE E
LASSEN
MEDAL OF HONOR
CDR
US NAVY
VIETNAM
MAR 14 1942
APR 1 1994

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7136906
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7136906/clyde-everett-lassen : accessed ), memorial page for Clyde Everett Lassen (14 Mar 1942–1 Apr 1994), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7136906, citing Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .