Clarence Harold Genau, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
03 June 1947 - 01 January 1968
New York, New York
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Army Aircrew

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Clarence Harold Genau, Jr

30 Jun 2002

A 61st Assault Helicoper Company UH-1H Huey (tail number 66-16629) was on an administrative flight when it impacted a tree line while attempting a low altitude crossing of the An Khe Pass in marginal weather. Ten men died in the crash:

  • From the 61st AHC:
    • WO1 Ronald Lynn Martin, pilot
    • WO1 Peter Kretzchmar, copilot
    • SP4 Clarence Harold Genau, Jr., crew chief
    • PFC Philip Allison Tingley, Jr., gunner

  • Passengers:
    • CPT Peter Shell Kleinberg, MACV Advisory Team 31
    • CPT Frank Velazquez, MACV Advisory Team 31
    • SFC Felix Anthony Sisario, MACV Advisory Team 27
    • SGT Norman Ralph Anderson, MACV Advisory Team 27
    • SP4 David Lee French, MACV Advisory Team 22
    • SP4 Thomas B Griffin, Jr, 1st Army Postal Unit
Clarence Genau is remembered by his brothers in
VVA Chapter 21

Placed by a fellow a Vietnam veteran,
Lester Modelowitz

17 Oct 2005

I would like to say that he was very fondly remembered by his late sister, Jo Ann Roddin (nee Genau). I have heard many stories about my late uncle, and how close the two of them were with one another. He held a piece of her heart up until her untimely passing in 1992.

From his niece,
Susan Jones (nee Roddin)
Staten Island, New York
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his niece,
Susan Roddin Jones
30 Jun 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 10/24/2005