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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Cecil James Clack, who died in the service of his country on January 1st, 1969 in Pleiku Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Drowned (Body Not Recovered). At the time of his death Cecil was 21 years of age. He was from Chester, South Carolina. Cecil is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 35W, Line 15.
Cecil drown in the Se San River bordering Pleiku and Kontum provinces. The second picture is of the Recon platoon working in the river shortly before Cecil drown, A close inspection will show the rope they were using to cross. Cecil lost his grip and was swept away by the swift current despite being an excellent swimmer. Extensive searches were undertaken over many days but his body was not recovered.