Published On: Wed, Nov 13th, 2013

Clay Soldiers Killed in Action

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By Erica Kearns
Veteran’s Day brings our heroes to the forefront of our minds but over time, their names as well as their sacrifice fade from our memories. Ninety-six men from Clay County have given their lives in military service for our country. A memorial is set up at the Clay Courthouse bearing the names of each soldier killed during World War I, World War II, Korea and the Vietnam Wars. Americans should pay tribute to those who served our country every day.

Clay County soldiers who have given their life include:

World War I
Thomas Adkins
Thomas Buckner
Jack D. Chapman
David J. Cochran
James R. Cox
Jerry P. Downey
George W. Elliott
Robert Frazier
John Virgil Gibson
Quantrell C. Hart
Richard Johnson
William Knotts
Floyd Lyons
Anderson Nicholas
Lawrence Osburn
Carrington M. Price
James W. Ramsey
James Elliott Reed
Joseph S. Truman
Okey Vaughan
Stanton Whittington

World War II
Albert B. Adkins
Homer J. Adkins
Phillip T. Ammar
Albert W. Baker
Hansel Bragg
Clifford L. Braley
Alfred L. Brook
Leland B. Brown
William H. Butcher
Fred C. Cogar, Jr.
Clarence C. Comer
Clarence Cottrell
Dencil P. Cunningham
Albert E. Cutlip
Richard R. Davis
John Buck Dorsey
John S. Downey
Ralph Fitzwater
Cluster G. Gillespie
Clifford R. Hall
Dane H. Hamric
James H. Hamrick
Manuel E. Happeney
Elbin J. Hensley
Laco H. Jarvis
Burman G. Jones
Johnny B. Jones
Ozro B. Jones
Carl B. Jones
Carl L. Keller
Cleo C. Laurence
Glen M. Laurence
Berlin Linkinoggor
Frank Marling
Raymond Mollohan
Lester L. Neal
Ray J. Nottingham
Leon S. Paxton
Wiley G. Price
Luster B. Reedy
Luz G. Rogers
Norvall L. Runnion
Elmer L. Salisbury
Fenton Samples
Abraham C. Sams
Henry K. Schoonover
John B. Sears
Fred A. Shamblin
Carrey K. Stockwell
Thomas K. Strickland
Clarence F. Taylor
Robert L. Vance
Arthur R. Walker
Hubert B. Williams
Samuel T. Wilson

Korean War
Harry R. Dobbins
Wilbur C. Eagle
George P. Fields
Orlan J. Fulks
Flavy C. Hamrick
Harry L. Knotts
Basil Linkinoggor
Myles L. Mullins
Alfred L. Neal

Vietnam War
Darrius Wayne Adams
Charles Arthur Barrett II
Earnest Ray Blankenship
Ronald Lee Brown
Eugene Dawson
Stuart Glen Hostetter
John Howard Jones
James Lee Keener
Philip Larry Nichols
William Paul Rogers, Jr.
Wilbur Allen Smith

Operation Enduring Freedom
Jamie Scott Nicholas