Taps, Present Arms
Colonel (Retired) Clyde Carter Chadwick, 79, died on
Thursday, August 9, 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Clyde was born in Ontario,
Virginia, in 1927. He was drafted in 1946 and he proudly served in
the U.S. Army for over 22 years in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Clyde graduated from OCS at Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1949, and was
commissioned a Second
of Infantry. He was stationed in Japan when the Korean War began and
was assigned to Task Force Smith in Korea where he was a
platoon leader. He was wounded and awarded the Silver
Star Medal, the Purple
Heart Medal, and the Combat
Infantryman Badge. LTC Chadwick served in a variety of
assignments including a tour in Iran where he was personally
decorated by the late Shah and in Vietnam where he tested the AR-15
rifle which would be adopted by the Army as the M-16 Service
His last assignment was the Commanding Officer of the 6th
U.S. Army Advanced Marksmanship Training Unit at Fort Ord,
California. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Fort Benning
Lodge #579 in Columbus, Georgia, and a Life Member of the National
Rifle Association. He is survived by his faithful wife of 56 years,
Mary K. Chadwick.
His devotion and enthusiasm to
the Army marksmanship program was equaled by few, and he was highly
respected by those who served with him. One soldier, upon learning of
LTC Chadwick's passing, said, "I will always be proud to say
that he was my friend."