Born: February 14, 1950

Died: April 15, 1969

Clifford George LaBombard was a Vietnam War Veteran from Albany who spent his summers in Saranac Lake.  He was killed in action, and is buried in the St. Johns in the Wilderness Cemetery in Paul Smiths.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 22, 1969

Clifford LaBombard is Killed

Marine P.F.C. Clifford (Kirk) G. LaBombard, 19, of Albany, was killed April 15 in action in Vietnam, 15 miles from Da Nang in [Q]uang Nam Province.

The young marine was the son of Clifford J. and Anna Black LaBombard, both former residents of Saranac Lake, and he had spent his summer vacations from school at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin, 18 Alpine Terrace, Saranac Lake.

He sustained fragmentation wounds from a hostile explosive device while he was in a night defensive position.

P.F.C. LaBombard was born in Albany on Feb. 14, 1950 and was graduated from Allbany High School in 1968. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and trained at Parris Island and Camp LeJune. He had been home on leave before leaving for Camp Pendleton. He left the States on March 1.

A sister, Rose Mary, and many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

When his body is returned home a funeral service will be held at the Campion and Sons Funeral Home in Albany and interment will be in St. John's in the Wilderness Cemetery at Paul Smiths.


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