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First Name: Clyde

Last Name: Stamps

Birthplace: Cana, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: H.

Date of Birth: 23 May 1917

Date of Death: 02 June 1997

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Clyde Heath Stamps

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Clyde Heath Stamps

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Navy Cross

Approved by the Secretary of the Navy on November 10, 1942
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Technical Sergeant Clyde H. Stamps (MCSN: 255096), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving as a Pilot in Marine Scout-Bombing Squadron TWO HUNDRED FORTY-ONE (VMSB-241), Marine Air Group TWENTY-TWO (MAG-22), Naval Air Station, Midway, during operations of the U.S. Naval and Marine Forces against the invading Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Midway on 4 and 5 June 1942.
During the initial attack upon an enemy aircraft carrier, Technical Sergeant Stamps, in the face of tremendous fire from Japanese fighter guns and anti-aircraft batteries, dived his plane to the perilously low altitude of four hundred feet before releasing his bomb. On 4 June, he participated in an assault which resulted in the severe damaging of an enemy battleship. His cool courage and utter disregard of personal safety were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315828   Created by: drjones46




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