Sergeant First Class Clifton Tanksley was born on September 3, 1931, and was originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army as an armor crewman in Adv. Team 21, HQ, MACV Advisors, MACV. He began his service in Vietnam on March 22, 1966, and later extended his tour to serve as an advisor with the 3rd ARVN Cavalry. On December 7, 1967, he was killed by a sniper in Binh Dinh province, South Vietnam; he was 36 years old at the time of his death. SFC Tanksley is memorialized on Panel 31E, Line 61.

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 September 1931
  • Date of death: 7 December 1967
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 3rd ARVN Cavalry
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Top Panel
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