Biography Clarence Sasser

Topics: Vietnam War, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson Pages: 7 (271 words) Published: May 31, 2015
Biography
of
SP5 CLARENCE E. SASSER

Created by: SPC Roche, Paulin

Biography
Born





: September 12, 1947
Chenango, Texas
Branch/tour
: United States Army (1967 – 1968)
Unit
: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Wars / Battle
: Vietnam War
Award / Badges : Medal of Honor
Purple Heart
Combat Medical Badge
Expert Marksmanship Badge

Biography Cont.
Clarence Sasser was drafted into the United States Army after giving up his college

deferment at the University of Houston.

PFC Sasser was attached to A CO, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment as a Medical

Aidman in Vietnam in late September 1967.

 On January 10th, 1967 he was hit by Shrapnel from an exploding rocket; shot in both

legs by machine gun and continue to treat injured soldiers despite his injury.

Presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon in

1969.



Medal of Honor Recipient

On March 7th, 1968 President Richard
Nixon presented 21-year-old Sasser
with the Congressional Medal of
Honor “for conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity in action at the risk of his
life above and beyond the call of
duty”.

SP5C Clarence Sasser

At the Brazoria County
Courthouse in Angleton, Texas,
Clarence Sasser was honored on
Veterans' Day 2010 for
outstanding bravery and was
memorialized into the 40−foot
"Ring of Honor" with a life-size
portrait bronze sculpture in
Vietnam created by Tom White.

Clarence Sasser Memorialized

On November 7, 2013, Texas A&M
thanked Medal of Honor recipient
Clarence Sasser for his military
service and unveiled an exhibit
area where his medal will be
housed in the Memorial Student
Center's Medal of Honor Hall of
Honor alongside seven other
medal recipients.

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