Darlington’s Cecil Henry Dutton, Sr., remembered for his service and for receiving Purple Heart in Vietnam

Cecil Henry Dutton Sr. of Darlington was awarded the Purple Heart in 1964, having been wounded in Vietnam. He was in the Army for 22 years while serving tours in Korea, Japan, France and Vietnam. He was married to Shelda Beasley Dutton; they have four children, Crystal Stokes of Hartsville, Kimberly Smith of North Carolina, Cecil Dutton Jr. of Hartsville and Dennis Dutton of Darlington. Also, three grandchildren, Lauren Smith of Woodstock, Ga., Ashley Stokes Jung of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Tyler Smith of North Carolina.
AT TOP, he is seen after he retired from the military. AT BOTTOM, he is seen while he was still in service.

Author: Rachel Howell

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