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Interview with Sumner Clayton

Item Number: OH0238
 Oral History
[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]
Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
Oral History
Richard B. Verrone, PhD
Physical Location
Cold Storage
Copyright Statement
The Vietnam Archive
Time - Hr:Min:Sec


  • Existence: 30 October 2002
  • Existence: Majority of material found within 30 October 2002

General Note / OCR

(USN) Sumner M. Clayton III, originally from O'Donnell, Texas, served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 until 1980. He served in Vietnam from 1970 until 1971 as part of the Naval Advisory Group at Cua Viet assigned to Vietnamese Mine Interdiction Division 92 where they operated on the Cua Viet River. He took part in Operation Lam Son 719. In addition to his service in Vietnam, Sumner served aboard the USS Dash at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia,1960-1963 and 1965-1966, in Mine Squadron Ten in Charleston, SC 1963-1965 and 1971-1975, as a Navy Recruiter in Lubbock, Texas 1966-1970, in the Service Craft Squadron at Norfolk Navy Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 1975-1979, and aboard thye USS Santa Barbara, based at Goose Creek Ammunition Base in Goose Creek, South Carolina, 1979-1980. Sumner now lives in Lubbock, Texas.

Pub Credit Line
OH0238, Sumner Clayton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 18 Nov 2002 [Updated: 01 Feb 2008]