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Document Details


Title: Sumner Clayton
Local code: OH0238
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Series: Item 2 of Series Sumner Clayton
Description: (USN) Sumner M. Clayton III, originally from O'Donnell, Texas, served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 until 1980. He served in Vietnam from 1970 until 1971 as part of the Naval Advisory Group at Cua Viet assigned to Vietnamese Mine Interdiction Division 92 where they operated on the Cua Viet River. He took part in Operation Lam Son 719. In addition to his service in Vietnam, Sumner served aboard the USS Dash at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia,1960-1963 and 1965-1966, in Mine Squadron Ten in Charleston, SC 1963-1965 and 1971-1975, as a Navy Recruiter in Lubbock, Texas 1966-1970, in the Service Craft Squadron at Norfolk Navy Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 1975-1979, and aboard thye USS Santa Barbara, based at Goose Creek Ammunition Base in Goose Creek, South Carolina, 1979-1980. Sumner now lives in Lubbock, Texas. OH0238 - part of the Sumner Clayton Collection
Extent: 51 pages
URL: http://star.vietnam.ttu.edu/cgi-bin/starfetch.exe?stcj6pXQPYKNsXYzs7t7COfvIQ5pSTgKjN7iZfVHJYh8UR2NtXRq8rYBvzszdeX0i2h24d42VMKXmUP4h7@0FBZc4xyMaFY0xEfyc8brkU8/OH0238-2.pdf
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Clayton, Sumner, 1941-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 25-Jan-1941
Speaker place of birth: Lubbock, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 61
Document date: 15-Nov-2002
Interviewer: Verrone, Richard Burks
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025276-27124