Spec Curvin Clayton

Spec Curvin Clayton

Birth
Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Death 13 Sep 1970 (aged 20)
Kon Tum, Kon Tum, Vietnam
Burial Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17425829 · View Source
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SP4 Curvin Clayton, Vietnam Veteran, born in Oxford, NC residing in Durham, North Carolina.

Specialist Four Curvin Clayton was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Clayton served our country until September 13th, 1970 in Kontum, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was married. It was reported that Curvin died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. He was born in Oxford, NC August 27th, 1950. SP4 Clayton is on panel 07W, line 060 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

I served with you and remember the day the Lord Took you my Brother. I still have a picture of you taken a couple days before you were taken away. We will meet again some day in heaven. I love you my brother - until the day we meet again I still will remember you. Hardy Freydenfelt.

He was my Friend and Classmate: I grew up with Curvin from the 6th through the 10th grades. A better friend could not be found. He went in the Army six months before I joined the U.S. Navy. I lost touch with him and just found out the 20th of March 2003 that he was killed in Vietnam. Too many of our men died during that time. I will always remember him. To his family he left a great emptiness, my prayers and best wishes are with you. David White, 309 Creon Ct, Jacksonville, NC 25840.

Sp4 Clayton was 1968 graduate of Anne Chestnutt High School, Fayetteville ,NC. He was married to Daisy Little and they had one daughter Ramona Latrice Clayton.

Curvin is the son of Willie Lee & Russie Mae Speed Clayton of Manchester NC. The brother to Larry Lee, Michael Angelo, Willie James & Issaic of Havre de Grace, Maryland. Two sisters, Mrs Myrtle Lee Ridgely of Havre de Grace & Mrs Bernice Chavis of Germany, and man in laws, nieces and nephews

He served with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, "The Rock", 173rd Airborne Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 13 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17425829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Curvin Clayton (27 Aug 1950–13 Sep 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17425829, citing Glennview Memorial Park, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .