William Henry Clevenger

Sergeant Major
HHB, 7TH BN, 11TH ARTY RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
30 August 1920 - 06 June 1969
Seymour, Indiana
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25 INF DIV 11TH ARTY RGT
Army Artillery

Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct (multiple), World War 2 Service, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
William H Clevenger

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8 Nov 2002

"Iím proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free.
And I wonít forget the men who died,
Who gave that right to me."
Lee Greenwood

From his grandaughter.
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SGM Clevenger is on the right, I'm sitting on the left and
one of the Sergeants commanding a howitzer in is in the middle.
The picture was taken the morning of 26 April 1969.

Command Sergeant Major William H. Clevenger was assigned to the 7th battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, while I was the Battalion Commander. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have served with him. He was the embodiment of what the perfect Sergeant Major should be.

He and I traveled by helicopter to the many firebases where elements of our battalion were employed. Regardless of the hazards involved, he never hesitated to go where he was needed. When we visited the many bases, we would separate and he would talk with the noncommissioned officers and enlisted men and I with the battery officers. He was a natural communicator to the point where the noncommissioned officers were never reluctant to share problems or potential problems with him so that solutions could be implemented. Just as important, he and I could communicate and I had complete unlimited trust in his judgment and recommendations.

He was the finest Sergeant Major I have ever known in over 32 years of service in the Regular Army, both enlisted and as an officer. Although we lost him over three decades ago, the pain of that loss is still with me as I write this.

Carl M. Mott Jr.
COL US Army (Ret)
carlcmott@aol.com



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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