Jean Roger Clemencia, Jr

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
04 September 1949 - 11 March 1969
Washington, District of Columbia
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Juan R Clemencia

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Jean Roger Clemencia, Jr

20 Nov 2001

Jean and I served together in South Vietnam. He was a good friend and an excellent Marine. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family.

A memorial from a Marine buddy,
Robert E. Chatigny
1816 Pamela Lane, Weatherford, Ok 73096

29 Nov 2004

Jean is my brother.

The family and I are very happy his name lives on.

From his brother,
Gregory M. Clemencia
4429 Rena Road, Suitland, Md 20746

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During March 1969 the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, was providing security for and conducting Company sweeps around Fire Support Bases Russell, Alpine, and Neville, all in Quang Tri Province. On 11 March, Golf Company encountered enemy forces at 0820 and at 1050, but the enemy did not attempt to maintain contact. That changed at 1530, when a company-size enemy force approached the 1st Platoon, G/2/4, which was at some distance from the bulk of the company, leading to an hour-long fight before the NVA withdrew.

Golf 2/4 lost four men to enemy action - two by gunshot and two to an "explosive device" - and nine others were wounded. However, even worse was a stray round from the supporting artillery which hit the Golf position, killing three men and wounding four others. The seven men who died were

  • LCpl William H. Brown, Blytheville, AR - explosive device
  • LCpl Jean R. Clemencia, Washington, DC - friendly fire
  • LCpl Michael Digenno, Hulock, MD - friendly fire
  • LCpl Doyce G. Miller, Tyler, TX - explosive device
  • Pfc David B. Arnold, Palatine, IL - enemy gunshot
  • Pfc Daryl C. Bauer, Cincinnati, OH (H&S Co, w/ G/2/4) - enemy gunshot
  • Pfc Julio C. Weld, New Orleans, LA - friendly fire

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Gregory M. Clemencia
4429 Rena Road, Suitland, Md 20746
20 Nov 2001

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