TURNER, CLARENCE SIDNEY III  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
TURNER, CLARENCE SIDNEY III


Rank / Branch:
SP5, U.S. Army


Unit:
101ST AIRBORNE DIVIS


Date of Birth:
1949-04-13


Date of Loss:
1970-01-14


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
THUA THIEN


Status:
HOSTILE, CRASH HELIC


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
HELICOPTER UH-1H


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

CLARENCE S. TURNER III, SPECIALIST FIVE, U.S. ARMY, SWEETWATER, NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Parachute Wings, Army Air Crewman Wings, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Clarence S. Turner, III was born in Abilene, Texas, the oldest son of Violet Ruth Yeager and Clarence Sidney Turner II.  He had a younger brother, Donald Lynn Turner who was two years younger.   He went by the name of Sid.  He spent his early years in Cisco, Texas and the family moved to Sweetwater, Texas, when Sid was a freshman.  He was a 1968 graduate of Sweetwater High School.  After high school, he worked as an installer for Western Electric. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 in order to complete his military service.  He completed basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and then completed Helicopter Maintenance and Crew Chief Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama and Fort Stewart, Georgia.  He completed parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

 

In Vietnam, 1969

He began his tour in Vietnam on August 30, 1969. He was assigned to A Company, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division as a crew chief/maintenance mechanic. He was killed functioning as a crew chief on UH-1H # 67-17349 when it was shot down by ground fire and crashed and burned on January 14, 1970 . Three fellow crew members including the gunner and pilot were killed as well.  The lone survivor was the co-pilot.  

Specialist Five Turner was buried in the family plot of the Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco, Texas with full military honors.  He was survived by this father and mother and his younger brother.  His father is now decased and is buried next to Sid.  


Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Texas


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