Larry Raymond Clemons

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
28 October 1946 - 31 January 1968
Kissimmee, Florida
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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31 Jan 2005

Larry, 37 years ago this day you made the ultimate sacrifice for your country and your fellow Marines. That day the battle raged on from daybreak until well after sundown. I have never forgotten nor have any of your Mike Company brothers and will always remember you and the others from 2nd Platoon who died that day. Thank you for your service to our country and Corps. We pray that your loved ones are blessed with the peace only God can give and that someday we will all be together again in our Father's home where you and others reside today. Semper Fi.

Snooks Strasser
Cincinnati, Ohio

05 Mar 2006

You are loved and missed very much. We are proud of your unselfish service to our great country.

From a first cousin,
Janet (Sally) King

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In late 1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, and reinforcing elements formed Battalion Landing Team 3/1 embarked in the amphibious warfare ships of Task Force 76.5 [(USS Valley Forge (LPH 8), USS Navarro (APA 215), USS Alamo (LSD 33), USS Whetstone (LSD 27), and USS Vernon County (LST 1161)]. BLT 3/1 provided an amphibious and airmobile ready reserve force for the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force and found themselves heavily committed during the TET 68 offensive.

During operations ashore between 25 Jan and 08 Feb 1968, the 3/1 Marines lost at least 42 men; of these, not less than thirteen were Mike Company casualties:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Marine,
Snooks Strasser
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 Feb 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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