Virginia Heroes

Eugene Carlyle Claytor

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: October 7, 1917
Hometown: Rockbridge County, VA
Entered: January 19, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 18, 1945
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant Claytor served with the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion. He is buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery in Lorraince, France next to his younger brother, Private First Class Sherman Elwood Claytor. Before the war, he was employed by the Blue Ridge Rug Company.

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