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Clarence Wayne Knippers Headstone

 

Clarence Wayne Knippers Headstone
SP. 4 Clarence Wayne Knippers s/o Clarence Douglas Knippers & Ellie Mahaffey. Clarence Wayne Knippers b May 16, 1949 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana d October 10, 1994 in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Buried at Biloxi National Cemetery,Biloxi, Mississippi Secetion 8, Grave Site 151. Over 14,000 Veterans buried at Biloxi National Cemetery,Biloxi, Mississippi. In Vietnam, halfway around the world, far from the comforts of home, our brave men and women faced danger everywhere they went. The found danger in the jungles and rice paddies... in the villages and city street. Fighting a determined and elusive enemy, highly skilled in the art of guerilla warfare, they had to be ever watchful for mines laid by the Viet Cong, particularly in the Mekong Delta. They had to be wary of snipers and "civilians" bearing guns and grenades. And they had to learn to detect booby traps, including poisoned bamboo punji stakes. Yet, through it all, America's military answered the call to duty. Our men and women were ready to sacrefice their lives for their country... and for each other. And, to all who served -- especially those who died, those who were injured, those who suffered in POW camps, and those who are still missing --- we owe an enormous debt of gratitude. Those American men and women who servved in Vietnam are especasilly deserving of a powerful tribute to their service and sacrifice. Drive by a dedication to American, they fought fierce battles throughout the country. From the Gulf of Tonkin to the Mekong Delta.. from Hanoi to Saigon.. in the A Shau Valley, Khe Sanh, Hue, Da Nag, and the mountain of Quang Binh, Americans fought couragelouly against a seemingly invisible enemy. American soldiers look for the enemy in the most reacherous places, including the dense jungles, the U Minh Forest and the complet tunnel system in the Iron Triangle. Our involvement in Vietnam spanned three decades, from the 50's to 70's, and it is estimated

 
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