Clay, Lucius DuBignon, Jr.
- James H. Willbanks
Clay, Lucius DuBignon, Jr. (06 July 1919–07 February 1994), U.S. Air Force general, was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of Lucius D. Clay, Sr., an army general, and Marjorie McKeown. Clay, Jr., lived the life of an army “brat,” but, as the son of an engineer officer, he spent more time in nonmilitary environments than most peers whose fathers served in other branches. He attended Western High School in Washington, D.C., and finished his secondary education at Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. Clay first entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1937 as a member of the class of 1941, but he was turned back his plebe (freshman) year and finished with the class of 1942....