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Clay Drewry Blair, Jr
Birth: May 1, 1925
Lexington
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1998
Washington
Door County
Wisconsin, USA

Author, Journalist. Considered an outstanding authority on submarine warfare, which he called "silent service". Clay Drewry Blair, Jr. was born in Lexington, Virginia. During World War II he served as a Quarter Master second class aboard the submarine USS Guardfish on two war patrols. After the war ended he attended Tulane and Colombia Universities. In 1949 he joined Time and Life Magazines as a correspondent in the Washington Bureau. In 1957 he became a writer for The Saturday Evening Post. Subsequently he was named Managing Editor and Editor in Chief of the Post. In 1965 he terminated his magazine career and became a free-lance writer. He became one of the foremost submarine specialists in the world with such military-themed books as "Silent Victory: The US Submarine War Against Japan", "Return from the River Kwai", "The Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover", "Nautilus 90 North", "Hitler's U-Boat War" and the novel "Pentagon Country". (bio by: Dave Jones) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 38, Site 5293
 
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Originally Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Apr 27, 2008
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Clay Drewry Blair, Jr
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happy birthday a bit early Mr Blair, reading a book today on the CSS Hunley and thought of your writings.
- Jerry Adams
 Added: Apr. 30, 2016

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 1, 2015

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