Clinton William Shaver, JrSpecialist Four
G TRP, 2ND SQN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
Army of the United States
29 April 1948 - 29 April 1969
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The database page for Clinton William Shaver, Jr
He was drafted into the Army in early 1968 and went to Vietnam on August 31, 1968 as an armored crewman. He was killed in action on his 21st birthday, April 29, 1969. His wife was living in Alpine, Tex when he was killed in Vietnam. He is remembered on the
Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Midland, Texas. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.
17 Dec 2005
Clinton was known as Buzz to his family and friends. He was awarded two Purple Hearts according to his headstone at the South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona. Buzz grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico and later in Tucson, Arizona. At the time of his death, his wife Karen was living in Alpine, Texas. Karen and Buzz had known each other in Carlsbad, New Mexico. They married about 10 days before he shipped to Vietnam.
Karen is now remarried and lives in Austin, Texas.
From a PBVVM representative,
The photos were provided by Karen. The one at the top of the memorial was taken on his wedding day in August 1968. The one below was taken on his 19th birthday, before he entered the Army. He was killed in action on his 21st birthday.
South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona
Although I have gone on with my life, he will never be forgotten. The memories may fade, but they will never go away. He was a wonderful person!
From his wife,
A Note from The Virtual WallG Troop, 2/11th Cavalry, lost three men on 29 Apr 1969:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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