Young, Clifford Lee, PFC

Fallen
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 0311, H Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
Service Years
1946 - 1952

Private 1st Class

 
 

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 Personal Details 


Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Pierce
Last Address
Ft Pierce, FL

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Pineywood Cemetery - Winter Park, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1952, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1951, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1952-1952, 0311, H Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Attack of Combat Outpost Frisco
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Battle of the Hook
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Clifford Lee Young, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Company H, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 6 October 1952.

Participating as a member of a reinforcing element which was separated into two groups when subjected to intense enemy fire while approaching the outpost forward of the main line of resistance, Private First Class Young unhesitatingly assumed control of the cut off rear element, set up a perimeter defense and effected the removal of the wounded Marines to safety within the perimeter. After the casualties had been given first aid, he directed the withdrawal of the unit to the main lines and personally remained behind, armed with two rifles, to provide covering fire until his ammunition was exhausted.

By his outstanding courage, forceful initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of his comrades, Private First Class Young was greatly instrumental in saving the lives of many Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: October 6, 1952
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company H
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 7th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Clifford Lee Young, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Company H, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 27 October 1952.

Although seriously wounded after crossing the line of departure while leading a fire team in an assault to recapture an enemy-held hill, Private First Class Young refused medical aid and charged forward in the face of hostile fire, shouting words of encouragement to his comrades and urging them on to the objective. Continuing to advance until physically unable to proceed further, he attempted to assist the wounded Marines near him until he was struck by enemy artillery fragments and fell, mortally wounded.

By his outstanding courage, fortitude and unswerving devotion to duty, Private First Class Young served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: October 27, 1952
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company H
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 7th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)
   
Comments/Citation
PFC Young was killed in action during the fighting around Outpost Frisco.

He entered the Marine Corps on 8 October 1951.
   
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