US Army soldier Chad Dylan Clayton, age 30 from Lockwood, Missouri, died on Sunday 17th July 2011 in Lockwood. The incident is being investigated by local police. According to various local news reports, he was involved in a violent incident and was taken to hospital where he later died.
Clayton was deployed to Paktika, Afghanistan, serving with the 203rd Engineer Battalion. He had recently returned from the year-long deployment.
He leaves behind his mother, Shelley James and her husband Travis, his father Philip, brothers Cody and Zane, among other relatives.
Note: we have included Chad Clayton on this website as a tribute to his service in Afghanistan.