CLAY A. MITCHELL, JR., LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||July 2, 1918|
|Date of death:||August 4, 1950|
From the 1941 Lucky Bag:
CLAY A. MITCHELL, JR.
Clay hails from Missouri, and true to form, he must be shown to be thoroughly convinced. One must be careful, however, not to classify such a state of mind as one of obstinacy, for knowing Clay will soon make it apparent that this characteristic is the natural result of a conscientious desire for exact correctness. In addition, his sincere interest and his appreciation of other's capabilities make him an ideal companion in both work and play.
When Clay finally decided to come to the Academy it was after a year of college life. He left a lot of friends behind him, but his sunny disposition, good sense of humor, and ever present grin have won for him twice as many. He has taken no end of ribbing about his short stature, but nevertheless, this short stature has not seriously hindered his try for athletic fame. With the greatest of ease he made the wrestling team on his first attempt and in all probability he will win many more matches before his career is completed.
Wrestling Varsity 2, 1; Newman Club; Christmas Card Committee.
The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.
Unable to determine any details of Clay's loss. He is buried in Missouri; he was survived by his parents.
He was acting commanding officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 15 for a week just prior to his loss.
|Class of 1941|
|Clay is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.|
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