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Clarence Andrew Claybrook

Lieutenant, Navy

Hometown: Harrisonburg City, VA

Lieutenant Clarence Andrew Claybrook served in the United States Navy Reserves.

“Andy” was born in Martinsville, Virginia, and he resided in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1933.  In 1937, he graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and University of Virginia Law School in 1939.  He practiced law in Harrisonburg and was active in community service.

He enlisted in the US Navy and was commissioned in November 1943 at Dartmouth College.

He married in 1941 and the couple had a six-month-old son at the time of Andrew’s death on August 16. 1945.

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