18th Artillery Group Member
Cliff enter army at 17 1/2
on May 9. 1950 -
Basic at Ft Ord, CA twice.
Served in Korea 9/17/50 to 10/18/51 -1st Cavalry 8th Regiment Battalion
Memorable moment October 9. 1950 Robert Harely Young saved Cliff's Life
and was awarded Congressional Medal Honor November 1951.
Between 5/19/53 Cliff served this nation in Japan as ( MP-720) and
France as (MP-163)
and San Francisco as (Presido -MP -533 )
Fort Knox Kentucky Maintenance School.)
Cliff was sent to B-Btry 3/18 Artillery under Captain Kistner Vietnam
1965/66 Cliff was part the 88 Infantry station Catecka Tea Plantation
part the patrol in and around the IA -Drang Valley November 4, 1965 .
Cliff even re enlisted because he was in Field at Chu -Lui Vietnam in
1967. Cliff pulled all Maintenance on B-Btry Howitzers during this
time between An-Khe and Chu -Lia Vietnam .
Ft , Lewis Drill Instructor1968 -1969 Germany - TMP
1970 to 71 Motor Pool Sgt Vietnam with 101st Airborne. "Airborne
all the way!" Cliff says.
1972 Clifford Nelson Retired Ft Hood Texas 3rd Armored Division .
Honor, Duty, Country, Family ,
Clifford and Lola Nelson has traveled the World since he retired. Avid
Hunter Deer and ELK. He now has a new home built north of Salem
Oregon some 20 miles.
Medals: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Occupation Japan, Good Conduct,
Combat Infantry Badge, Korea Service Medal-United Nations, All Medal `s
of Vietnam Cross Gallantry w/ Stars. Vietnam service Medal and others.
Mr. Nelson from B-Btry Vietnam a pleasure to serve with you 1965/66
Cliff unloaded at Quin-Non harbor and we also joined the 1st Cavalry on
Clifford Nelson took this Picture as whole 3rd Btn 18th Artillery joined
1st Cavalry Oct 30, 1965.
being a great Sgt. said, "you men haven't been in combat long
enough to learn to keep your head down." Well, somewhere in
this Crowd is Charles E. Martin - In Vietnam 2 Day's, I did learn later
to keep my head Down.
Hooray for B-Btry 3/18 Artillery.