Could you please add these pictures to the Sgt. Clyde Minix memorial page.
He was my uncle and my hero, I was 3 when he was killed in action.
-- Ron Joseph, nephew, 09/09/2012
We contacted Ron shortly thereafter for a clarification on
several of the photos
and bit more family background information and he replied: "I do have a news paper clipping of how
he was killed and the telegram that was sent to my Grandparents, telling them he was killed in
action and when to expect the body returned home.
-- The Virtual Wall
Photos probably taken at home after Basic Training. Clyde does not have any rank insignia on his sleeves and only one ribbon and skill qualification badge. His next assignment may have been the regimental training in California.
Clyde in Civilian cloths at home after basic training?
Newspaper Clipping showing the Clyde completed 4 weeks of regimental combat training at Camp Pendleton California - most likely in preparation for overseas movement to Vietnam with his Regiment. Also includes a notice about Wilcus Minix (Cousin or Uncle?) being assigned to a Military Police Company in Germany. Son of Ova Minix.
Photos probably taken at regimental training in California. He is outside of a barracks building in these photos as well as inside a barracks area.
Regimental training in California. The names of the two PFCs in the right photo may be C. J. Davis and G. I. or G. J. Blanchard, platoon mates of Clyde.
Regimental training in California. The group of photos gives author the impression that training is nearing end and unit is preparing to ship out to Vietnam. G. J. Davis is on left side of Photo.
May be last of Regimental training in California. Not sure if this is off post while in Pendleton or perhaps just arrived off coast of Vietnam? The photo on right is the beginning of overseas shipment to Vietnam.
Overseas preparation continues - more waiting. Man on right in right photo is G.J. or G.I. Davis. Man on left of Clyde in left photo is S. Garza.
Overseas preparation done and all aboard for Vietnam. Photo on right appears to have been in Vietnam along with some of the other photos as Clyde can be seen sitting on a cot.
Clyde was the son of Mr. Ora Minix and Mrs. Irene Minix of North Judson Indiana. Clyde enlisted
in the US Marine Corps on July 16, 1963 and was eventually assigned to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines,
1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force (FMF) in Vietnam.
-- The Virtual Wall
The telegram and clipping below announces the death of Clyde in his hometown area. The following documents record events that happened with the family after his death.
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