Clarence S Turner

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
13 April 1949 - 14 January 1970
Sweetwater, Texas
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101 ABN DIV UH-1 Huey 101ST AVN BN
Army Aircrew

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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14 Jan 2005

Clarence grew up in Sweetwater, Texas and was a 1967 graduate of Sweetwater High School. He enlisted in the Army after high school and was trained as a crew chief and also in helicopter maintenance. He was killed on January 14, 1970 when the helo he was the crew chief was shot down. He is remembered by his community and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Midland, Texas.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Three men from "A" Company, 101st Avn Bn, are known to have died when their UH-1H Huey (tail number 67-17349) was shot down:
  • WO John M. Rizzo, Oceanside, NY
  • SP5 Clarence S. Turner, Sweetwater, TX
  • SP4 Gerald L. Schwuchow, Hobart, IN

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