Clifford M Rhodes, Jr

United States Marine Corps
07 May 1946 - 06 May 1967
Poughkeepsie, New York
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Clifford M Rhodes, Jr

23 Jul 2005

Cliff, I felt that I have known you for years!! Through Don D's thoughts and memories of your times together in Nam. You have not been forgotten nor should you be! That's why I'm putting this Memorial Page up. It's been a long-time overdue!!!! Until the day when we shall meet - take care, my friend, and rest in peace!!!

James W Montee Jr. & Donald Devendorf

04 Oct 2006

Cliff was my bunky in Boot Camp - Platoon 359, Parris Island, June thru Sept 64. We went on to ITR at Camp Geiger together and I lost touch with him after that. The next time I saw Cliff's name was in the Stars and Stripes casualty section.

I met Cliff's parents on graduation day at PI but haven't been in touch since then.

Cliff was a great guy, a good friend, and a superb Marine.

Godspeed Cliff, you'll always be remembered.

David Sowers
5197 Burnt Quarter Drive, Vinton, Va 24179

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3rd Marines' SITREP #68 for 06 May 1967 contains the following entry:
"061815H [6:15 pm, 06 May] - L/3/9 patrol at YD128528 received 6 rounds of sniper fire from vicinity YD127528. Patrol returned small arms fire and M-79 [grenades]. ... Results: 1 USMC KIA and 1 USMC WIA medevac. Both casualties were from 3rd Marines scout/sniper team."
The Marine killed in the exchange was Corporal Clifford Rhodes.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his friends,
James W Montee Jr. & Donald Devendorf

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Jul 2005
Last updated 10/14/2006