Happy Memorial Day!

Remember those who came before us… who fought for our nation and its values…

Today, I remember my father…

Clarence Harold Walthall, Jr. 1931-2015

He was a paratrooper with both the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, and a Ranger.

In 1957, as a member of the 101st, he helped integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He fought in Korea and Vietnam, and though he was most proud of his Combat Infantryman Badge, he was a highly decorated soldier, including a Bronze Star for heroism with Task Force Faith at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir and a Bronze Star and Presidential Unit Citation for his actions with the 1st Cavalry at the Battle of Ia Drang Valley.

Today (and just about every day), I remember you, Pa…


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