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Clark A Corley Jr

Oxnard, California

December 3, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
35 Army SFC

2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Bliss, Texas

 Killed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

From KABC-TV 7 Los Angeles abclocal.com 12/08/11:

Oxnard sergeant killed in Afghanistan IED attack
OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) -- A U.S. Army soldier from Oxnard died from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device attack in Warduk Province in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 3.

Sgt. First Class Clark A. Corley Jr., from Oxnard, was one of three soldiers killed in the attack.

Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, from Lakeland, Fla., and Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, from Springville, Calif., were also killed in the attack.

All were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas.

According to the Army, Corley, 35, was an Infantryman (MOS 11B) who entered the Army December 1995. He was previously stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Irwin, Calif., Fort Lee, Va., Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Camp Hovey, Korea, and Fort Hood, Texas.

Corley's military education includes Hazardous Materials Certification, Radiological Safety, Action Officer Development Course and Sling Load Inspection Certification. Corley's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal-Fourth Award, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Expert Infantryman Badge.

Corley is survived by his spouse and one child.

A memorial ceremony in honor of the fallen soldiers will be coordinated and announced at a later date, according to the Army.

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SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. 

In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today. Sgt. 1st Class Corley’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., 35, of Oxnard, CA, died December 3, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, TX. Corley was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

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