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Claude Douglas Clower
Birth: Nov. 30, 1930
Belzoni
Humphreys County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2010
Bleiblerville
Austin County
Texas, USA

Claude Douglas Clower, CDR.USN (Ret), age 79 passed away October 3, 2010 at his home in Bleiblerville, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Maurine Brown Clower; grandsons, Michael Dyer, Joseph Dyer; five great granddaughters, Caroline, Allyson, Shelby, Ellisa and Madison Dyer. Funeral and graveside services will be held with Military Honors. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010 with a chapel service to follow at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. (Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on October 6, 2010)

Doug Clower earned two engineering degrees from Lamar University and masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He was a Naval Aviator and spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy, flying fighter aircraft, including the F8U Crusader and F4 Phantom. He had over 900 carrier landings, of which 200 were at night. He was shot down on November 19, 1967 near Haiphong, North Vietnam and spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He was the senior ranking officer for five of those years, and narrowly missed being rescued when he and his fellow prisoners at Son Tay prison were moved to another location shortly before the U.S. raid on Son Tay took place. He was released on March 17, 1973 and has been awarded 34 medals, including 2 Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, 5 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He retired at the rank of Commander and spent 27 years in the oil and gas engineering and construction business. He retired to his farm in Bleiblerville, Texas, where he was an active member of the Welcome Lutheran Church and the Industry West End Lions Club. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Vivian Maurine Brown Clower (1932 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Virginia Maurine Clower Dyer (1954 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Beaumont
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Frank Parker
Originally Created by: Judy Blacksher
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
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