Full Name: LARRY JACK CLANTON
Date of Birth: 6/15/1940
Date of Casualty: 3/23/1968
Home of Record: CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA
Branch of Service: AIR FORCE
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: PHOUC TUY
Captain Larry Jack Clanton was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force Reserve, Captain Clanton served our country until March 23rd, 1968 in Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam. He was 27 years old and was married. Larry died when his plane crashed into the land. His body was recovered. Larry was born on June 15th, 1940 in Cupertino, California.
Captain Larry Jack Clanton was from Cupertino, California and born on 15 June 1940.
He was 27 and married when he died. He was a Kenny Forward Air Controller assigned to the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Bien Hoa when he was killed in a crash after a mid air collision with another O-1 aircraft. He was flying O-1F S/N 57-2814 in support of South Vietnamese operations when the crash occurred in Phouc Tuy Province South Vietnam.
Captain Clanton had 8 years service and had served 118 days in combat.
CLANTON, LARRY J
- CPT USAF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 06/15/1940
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/23/1968
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/01/1968
- BURIED AT: SECTION 33 SITE 4620
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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