Corporal Clifford McArthur Taylor was born on August 12, 1948, and was originally from Elizabethton, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army, as a military policeman in 1st MP Company, 1st Infantry Division; in this position he served with a Mobile Resource Control Team, manning roadblocks and checkpoints at unprotected sites. His tour in Vietnam began on November 24, 1968. On March 21, 1969, Cpl. Taylor was killed under hostile conditions in Binh Duong province, South Vietnam; he was 20 years old at the time of his death. Cpl. Taylor is memorialized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 28W, Line 4.

The Johnson City Press, 25 March 1969
PFC Clifford McArthur Taylor, 20, Rt. 1, Hampton was killed March 21 in Vietnam. He entered the U.S. Army in June, 1968, and had been in Vietnam for the past five months. He was assigned to the Army military police. Taylor was a 1967 graduate of Elizabethton High School and was a former outstanding Cyclone baseball pitcher. Before entering the service he was employed at the Winn-Dixie Supermarket.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Kennedy Taylor, Rt. 1, Hampton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Taylor, Elizabethton; two brothers, Spec. 5 Kenneth F. Taylor, with the U.S. Army, Ft. Knox, Ky., and Conway Taylor, Elizabethton; three sisters, Diane, Vickie, and Francis, all of the home; two half-sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Bowers, Elizabethton, and Mrs. Virginia Rosenbaum, Rossville, Ga.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 August 1948
  • Date of death: 21 March 1969
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 1st MP Company, 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Middle Panel
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