GREEN BERETS Strickland, Clifford Wilson

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Strickland

  • FORENAME
Clifford Wilson

  • UNIT
10 SF Group (Det A-325)

  • RANK
Sergeant First Class

  • NUMBER

  • DATE OF DEATH
26th April 1982

  • AGE
31

  • GRAVESITE
    not found

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Masschusetts
born 5.9.1950 Malden,Massachusetts
son of Moses and Shirley Strickland
married (2 children)
entered service 30.6.1977
killed in training Stuttgart,Germany

On 26 April 1982, during the Flintlock 82 exercise, Sergeant First Class Clifford Strickland was picked up by a Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon of the 7th Special Operations Squadron at CFB Lahr, Germany, using the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system. However, he fell to his death reportedly due to faulty equipment in 1400 hrs accident. This was the last ever attempt to utilize the Skyhook system in a live pick-up.

 
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