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Vietnam War 1
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Army 1
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Private First Class 1
Birth:
Palmerton, Carbon, Pennsylvania, USA 2
Death:
19 Apr 1968 1
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Also known as:
Skeeter 2
Full Name:
Clifford Lloyd Sell 1
Birth:
Palmerton, Carbon, Pennsylvania, USA 2
Male 2
Birth:
24 Mar 1945 1
Male 1
Death:
19 Apr 1968 1
Cause: Other Explosive Device 1
Age at Death: 23 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 19 Apr 1968 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
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Hometown: Palmerton, PA 1
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Birth:
Mother: Ruth L. Allen 2
Father: Clifford F. Sell 2
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Marital Status: Married 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Battalion:
5th Bn 1
Company:
A Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
Grade:
E3 1
Major Command:
1st Cav Div 1
Regiment:
7th Cavalry 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
25 Feb 1968 1
Years Served:
0 1
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Religion:
Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren) 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
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Line: 2 1
Panel: 51E 1
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Sept 28,1968 to a daughter Lisa 3

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Clifford Lloyd "Skeeter" Sell

Palmerton, Carbon, Pennsylvania, USA

"Skeeter" was the son of Clifford F. Sell and Ruth L. Allen Sell Anthony. He was the stepson of William F. Anthony.  He  was the husband of Barbra Ann Strohl.

Private First Class Clifford Sell, Jr., was laid to rest in the Trachsville Cemetery yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 1968, with military rites at graveside, following services conducted in the R. M. James Funeral Home, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

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Slatington, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA

The Slatington News

2 May 1968

 

 SERVICES HELD FOR AREA SOLDIER MORTALLY WOUNDED IN VIETNAM

Private First Class Clifford Sell, Jr., was laid to rest in the Trachsville Cemetery yesterday, Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 1968, with military rites at graveside, following services conducted in the R. M. James Funeral Home, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

PFC Sell was wounded on Wednesday, April 17th while serving in action with the 1st Cavalry Division of the U. S. Army. He succumbed on Friday, April 19th and his wife, the former Barbara Strohl, of Palmerton Route 2, was notified of her husband's death on Wednesday of last week. Official word was brought to her by Lt. Carl Walsh and Sgt. Snowden of the Hazelton station of the U. S. Army.

The 23 year old victim was born in Palmerton. He was a son of Clifford Sell, Sr., of Slatington and of Mrs. Ruth (nee Allen) Sell, Anthony, of Walnutport. He was married to the former Barbara Strohl on September 3rd, 1966. His wife, an expectant mother,  is residing with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Strohl, of Palmerton. Clifford attended the public elementary school in Palmerton, and Slatington High School, before entering the service on June 6th of last year. Sell received his basic training at Fort Gordon, Georgia and then was sent to Camp Polk, Louisiana, before going to Vietnam. Pfc. Sell was attached to Company A, 5th Brigade, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Air FSC. He was a member of the Hillside Church of God Congregation in Palmerton.

Surviving the fallen soldier, in addition to his wife and parents, are a sister, Rebecca Sell, of Walnutport; a brother, Robert, of Palmerton, Route 2, three step-sisters, Deborah and Sandra Anthony of Walnutport, and Donna Sell of Slatington; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Allen of Lehighton, Route 3.

The young soldier was well known in the Lehigh Valley area, and news of his untimely and tragic death stirred his many friends and acquaintances. We join them in offering our heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.

  Clifford Sell Posted for: CLIFFORD LLOYD SELL: Posted by the members of American Legion Post 16. Posted by: American Legion Post 16
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Thursday, March 15, 2007
  In memory of my brother... Posted for: CLIFFORD LLOYD SELL: You're gone but you're never forgotten. You will always forever be in my heart! I love you! Posted by:
Email: SnRdiehl@aol.com
Relationship: He is my brother
Monday, June 4, 2007 REMEMBERING Posted for: CLIFFORD LLOYD SELL: CLIFF, I WAS WITH YOU IN ASHAU VALLEY THE DAY YOU WERE KILLED. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. JERRY PEMBLETON (OLD MAN) Posted by: JERRY PEMBLETON
Email: ej.jerry@yahoo.com
Relationship: We served together
Monday, April 28, 2008   I'm Honored to carry your name. Posted for: CLIFFORD LLOYD SELL: My name is Clifford Lloyd Anthony, Clifford Lloyd Sell was my uncle. I was born after he died, and I never got to know him. However, I have heard he was a good man, and I am Honored to carry his name Posted by: Clifford Lloyd Anthony
Email: cliffhanger22879@yahoo.com
Relationship: He was my uncle
Sunday, April 26, 2009

Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten

Posted on 2/13/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers


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