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Clyde C. Chadwick

Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant 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 Rifle. 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."