SPC. KALE DAREN CLAY - US Army
Date of Death: February 13, 2010
SPC Clay enlisted in the United States Army September 25, 2007. He attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Sill, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, as a 13B Cannon Crew Member. Upon graduation, he was stationed with A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment at Ft. Carson, CO. While assigned to A Battery, SPC Clay was selected based on his outstanding performance as Cannoneer Number One Man and as a Paladin Howitzer driver. SPC Clay deployed to Iraq from 5 Sept. 2008 to 15 Aug.2009 where he operated out of CSC Scania in the Babel Province. While deployed he was attached to Headquarters Battery with the Personal Security Detachment for the 3-16 FA Battalion Commander.
He also was awarded the Driver Mechanics Badge tracked and Driver Mechanics Badge Wheeled.