Clinton William Shaver, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
29 April 1948 - 29 April 1969
Tucson, Arizona
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Bronze Star, Purple Heart (2 awards), National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Clinton William Shaver, Jr

21 Apr 2005

He was drafted into the Army in early 1968 and went to Vietnam on August 31, 1968 as an armored crewman. He was killed in action on his 21st birthday, April 29, 1969. His wife was living in Alpine, Tex when he was killed in Vietnam. He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Midland, Texas. May his sacrifice never be forgotten.

17 Dec 2005

Clinton was known as Buzz to his family and friends. He was awarded two Purple Hearts according to his headstone at the South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona. Buzz grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico and later in Tucson, Arizona. At the time of his death, his wife Karen was living in Alpine, Texas. Karen and Buzz had known each other in Carlsbad, New Mexico. They married about 10 days before he shipped to Vietnam.

Karen is now remarried and lives in Austin, Texas.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown
4015 Melody Lane, Odessa, Texas 79762

The photos were provided by Karen. The one at the top of the memorial was taken on his wedding day in August 1968. The one below was taken on his 19th birthday, before he entered the Army. He was killed in action on his 21st birthday.

South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson, Arizona

18 Dec 2005

Although I have gone on with my life, he will never be forgotten. The memories may fade, but they will never go away. He was a wonderful person!

From his wife,
Karen Lujan

A Note from The Virtual Wall

G Troop, 2/11th Cavalry, lost three men on 29 Apr 1969:
  • SGT Roy L. Lipscomb, Travelers Rest, SC
  • SP4 Clinton W. Shaver, Tucson, AZ
  • SP4 James W. Tuttle, Arthur, TN

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