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Raymond M. Clausen Jr.
PFC - U. S. Marine Corps
1966 - 1970

Born October 14, 1947
New Orleans
Died May 30, 2004
Cause Liver Failure
Age 56
Military Marine Corps Reserves
30 March 1966

Marine Corps
27 May 1966 - 19 August 1970

Jet Helicopter Mechanic

Education Hammond High School  1965

Southeastern Louisiana University - attended

Aviation Mechanical School
Memphis, TN

Helicopter Course
Memphis, TN
April 1967

Spouse Lois
Children none
Religion Catholic
Burial Ponchatoula Cemetery
Ponchatoula, LA.

Raymond M. 'Mike' Clausen Jr.

was presented the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon in January, 1970.  The Medal of Honor is the nations highest award for valor.

Additionally, he received the Air Medal with three Gold Stars, the Air Crewman Insignia with three Gold Stars, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart and numerous other awards.



Favorite Biographies & News

Medal of Honor Citation

Medal of Honor Helo

Monument to Raymond 'Mike' Clausen, Jr. unveiled

Obit - New York Times

Obit - Washington Post

Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty

U. S. Marine Corps - Who's Who



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