Clarence Edward Rollen

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/14/67



Army - PFC - E3

Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Nov 11, 1946
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Single

PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 11, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 14, 1967
Body was recovered

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Clarence Rollen was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA600587, approximately 26 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.






PFC Clarence Rollen's decorations





Clarence in dress green uniform with blue Infantry scarf




The Franklin Sun Winnsboro, LA March 23, 1967

Vol 110 No 34 Page 1

Local Soldier Killed in Action

Clarence Edward Rollen

Pfc. Clarence E. Rollen, 20, of Winnsboro was killed March 14 while on combat duty in Viet Nam.

His mother, Mrs. Olene L. Cureington, Route 5, was notified last Thursday by telegram that her son had been killed,
after she had first received the news from an Army officer.

The body was returned to the United States by airlift, and was brought to Winnsboro Monday night from Jackson, Miss.
The body was accompanied by a military escort.

Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon at First National Chapel and burial was in Ogden Cemetery.
Officiating at the rites were the Rev. Jimmie Shepherd, the Rev. Lee Smith and the Rev. Larry Walker.

Military services were conducted at the graveside.

The young soldier had been in Viet Nam for only a month. He had been in Winnsboro on leave
before returning to duty, to go to Viet Nam.

He enlisted in the Army last September 1. He had been employed at the Shop-Rite store here
until it was closed last year. He was employed at The Franklin Sun, in the printing department
for several months in 1965.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are a brother, Ronnie Rollen, Rt. 5, Winnsboro: his step-father,
Willie Cureington, Rt. 5, Winnsboro; two stepbrothers, Billy Ray Cureington, Monroe,
and Roy Earl Cureington, Winnsboro; a stepsister, Helen Cureington, Rt. 5, Winnsboro;
maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leonard, Rt. 3, Winnsboro, and paternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rollen, Sr., Winnsboro.



Clarence Rollen





Pin honoring the 881 Killed in Action in Vietnam from the State of Louisiana






Clarence Rollen's grave marker





Photos of Clarence Rollen submitted by Ronald and Jean Rollen









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