(USN) Sumner M. Clayton III, originally from O'Donnell, Texas, served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 until 1980. He served in Vietnam from 1970 until 1971 as part of the Naval Advisory Group at Cua Viet assigned to Vietnamese Mine Interdiction Division 92 where they operated on the Cua Viet River. He took part in Operation Lam Son 719. In addition to his service in Vietnam, Sumner served aboard the USS Dash at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia,1960-1963 and 1965-1966, in Mine Squadron Ten in Charleston, SC 1963-1965 and 1971-1975, as a Navy Recruiter in Lubbock, Texas 1966-1970, in the Service Craft Squadron at Norfolk Navy Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 1975-1979, and aboard thye USS Santa Barbara, based at Goose Creek Ammunition Base in Goose Creek, South Carolina, 1979-1980. Sumner now lives in Lubbock, Texas.
Interview with Sumner Clayton, 30 October 2002, Sumner Clayton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0238>.
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OH0238, Sumner Clayton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University