|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1984, USA|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 2005, Iraq|
PFC Nathan Bradley Clemons, 20, of Winchester, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday June 14, 2005 in Iraq while serving his country. He is survived by parents David and Linda Clemons; sister Meghan Clemons of Winchester, Tennessee, maternal grandmother, Betty Smith of Dalton, Georgia. Paternal grandparents; Sam and Ruth Southerland of Jacksonville, Florida. A graveside service with full Military Honors was held June 17, 2005 at Center Valley Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia. The 20 year old Marine was buried in the same soil as his grandfather and uncle after losing his life in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Nathans parents and sister, Meghan were given the Purple Heart earned by Nathan for service to his Country during the memorial.
Marine Corps Pfc., 20, of Winchester, Tenn.; assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; killed June 14, 2005 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while conducting combat operations near Rutbah, Iraq.
Nathan B. Clemons was active in his church-- he was a drummer in the youth praise band and the guy who dropped the church's new digital camera in a bucket of paint.
"Life to him was to be celebrated and have a good time," said Pastor Mik
Clemons, 20, was killed June 14 when an explosive detonated near his vehicle near Rutbah. He was based at Camp Lejeune.
Known as "Nate Dog" to his friends, he was straight-talking and eager for a good time like when he hit golf balls down the street and busted the light in front of his house.
"As my buddy, he was invincible," said his best friend, Kenny Anderson. "He was tough and fun, and full of life like everybody says."
He joined the military after graduating from high school and is survived by his parents. In a letter home, he told his father that if he didn't make it through the day, he was OK with that. "I have my faith; my spirituality is in order," he said
Center Valley Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 19, 2005
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