In Memoriam: Clay Hunt
Posted by Michelle McCarthy on March 31
Last year, as we marked the end of Storm the Hill, it was with unspeakable sadness that IAVA staff and members across the country mourned the loss of our friend Clay Hunt. Clay took his own life on March 31st, 2011. He served in the Marine Corps for four years before being honorably discharged in 2009. He served in an infantry squad in Iraq in 2007 where he was wounded in action, receiving the Purple Heart Medal, and then in Afghanistan in 2008 as a Scout-Sniper.
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Clay was an incredible advocate for our generation of veterans, a person of tremendous character and a fierce believer in the value of service. He was a leader for IAVA, participating in Storm the Hill 2010 and playing a critical role in the Ad Council campaign. In addition to his involvement with IAVA, he was active with Team Rubicon, Ride to Recovery and Mission Continues. Clay believed his mission in life was to serve both in and out of the military. That is something that we will never forget--and a legacy we carry on in his name and spirit today.
Clay's passing was a huge loss to the IAVA family and to our entire nation, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends this week. Donations may be made in Clay's honor through Team Rubicon and Ride to Recovery.
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