COL Charles L Clance was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/22/2001 at the age of 82.8
McDonough, GA
Date of Birth 12/21/1918
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Charles Lester Clance (The biographical information for COL Clance has been extracted from his wife's obituary.) Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Col. Charles L. Clance, a career military officer who was awarded the Purple Heart during operations in China after World War II. During the time when he was a prisoner of the Communist Chinese on the Long March across Mongolia, Ruth received notice that he was Missing in Action and presumed dead, She had no word of her husband's whereabouts until he was traded in a prisoner exchange in China. She bore this with fortitude. As an Army wife, such equanimity seemed natural to her, and she was instrumental in the success of her husband's career. After Col. Clance's retirement, they returned to the Atlanta area. Ruth and her husband traveled extensively due to her husband's military deployments through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, in post-war Europe, all over the continental United States, and in Hawaii, at first as a couple and later with their growing family. Yet McDonough, Georgia was a magnet for her, and after her husband retired from the military, they built a wonderful home in Oak Park in McDonough

Burial information: Fairview Memorial Gardens, Stockbridge, GA

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