Clinton Lee Day

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
11 July 1949 - 09 June 1969
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Panel 23W Line 119


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Clinton Lee Day

25 May 2008

"Clint" and I, due to our names both starting with D, were seated next to each other in many classes. I always remember Clint as probably the happiest person that I have ever known. Clint was never a gifted student, was not a gifted athlete, was not a gifted musician, and was not gifted working with his hands. I remember a 9th grade woodworking class that we had together. Whenever the instructor wasn't paying attention, I would work on Clint's project so he could finish it and pass the class. Despite all of this Clint always had a big smile and a laugh every day. College was never an option for Clint and like so many other young men who graduated from high school in 1968 it was either join the service or get drafted. Once again, Clint was not the lucky one and was killed a year after graduating from HS. Whenever I feel down and unlucky in life, I think of Clint and his always cheerful outlook on life. I will always remember him.

From a friend,
Robert Denison

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 09 June 1969 Echo Company 2/5 Marines lost three men to a mine while on patrol about 4 kilometers north-northeat of the An Hoa airfield:
  • Pfc Darell L. Covington, Richmond, IN;
  • Pfc Clinton L. Day, Tulsa, OK; and
  • Pfc James H. Mc Mahon, Newton, MA.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Robert Denison

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 May 2008
Last updated 06/02/2008