Americans in Wartime Experience

Richard "Clem" Clement

Vietnam War

During the Cold War and the Vietnam War, Richard "Clem" Clement served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He first served in the early 1960's during the Cold War flying B50 weather planes. During his time on Christmas Island in the South Pacific, Clem took part in 5 nuclear bomb tests. During the Vietnam War, Clem flew B50's that had been modified into refueling tankers.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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