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Oxnard sergeant killed in Afghanistan IED attack

Sgt. First Class Clark A. Corley Jr., from Oxnard, was one of three soldiers killed in an IED attack in Afghanistan.
December 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
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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