US Marine Corporal Clay Warren Hunt, born April of 1982, in Houston, Texas, beloved son of Susan Selke and Stacy Hunt; beloved brother of Allison; step-parents, Richard and Dianne; step-sisters, Lindsay, Erin, Amy and Lauren; step-brother, Stephen.
He grew up in Houston and was a proud graduate of Stratford High School.
Clay received an Associate degree from Blinn College in College Station, and attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
Clay joined the US Marine Corps in May of 2005, completed the School of Infantry in 2006, and shipped out to Iraq in January of 2007 as part of the Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment of the USMC. While on patrol in Anbar, Province, near Fallujah, he was wounded in a sniper attack, earning a Purple Heart. Clay recuperated in 2007, and applied for and graduated from the Marine Corps Scout Sniper School in February of 2008.
His scout sniper teams shipped out to an area near Sangin, Afghanistan in March of 2008 as part of NATO’s multi-national force deployed against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan. Clay’s unit returned to the USA in October of 2008, and he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in April of 2009.
Clay had a smile that would light up a room, and his boundless energy was his greatest asset.
Cpl Clay Warren Hunt lost his battle with PTS, March 31, 2011, in Sugar Land, Texas. He was 28 years old.