James L. Clement – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Colonel Clement, 55, died April 8, 1997  of natural causes in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Colonel Clement, serving with the U.S. Army Reserve, was the Chief, Military Liaison Team, Headquarters, U.S. European Command, Joint Contact Team, at the time of his death. He served in the armed forces for more than 40 years. He served in the Vietnam War.

Colonel Clement held positions such as battalion commander, 3/87 Infantry battalion (light), Fort Carson, Colorado, and chief of Staff, 96th Regional Support Command, Fort Douglas, Utah.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal Army Reserve Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Civil Affairs Medal, Vietnam Psychological Operations Medal, Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Jump Wings and Parachute Badge.

He is survived by his wife, Ann.

Burial was held April 18 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, with full military honors.

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