Dell Ross Claiborne

Gunners Mate 3rd Class
United States Navy
25 May 1945 - 08 January 1968
Seminole, Texas
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TF 116

Navy Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dell Ross Claiborne

29 Apr 2005

Dell Claiborne was raised in Seminole, Texas, an oil/agriculture community across the state line from New Mexico. He was a 1963 graduate of Seminole High School. He enlisted in the Navy in 1964 and was married. He began his tour in Vietnam on September 15, 1967 and was with the Mobile Riverine Force operating in the Delta along with the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was assigned to PBR-652. He was wounded in action on January 4, 1968 and died from his wounds on January 8, 1968. He was buried with full military honors in the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is remembered by his community and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Midland, Texas

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762
1 May 2005

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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