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Disabled American Veterans
3725 Alexandria Pike
DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans of all generations and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interest...
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July 2005 Newsletter
Listen as Winn Claybaugh interviews his World War II father, Donn Claybaugh, and Marsha Steinbrenner, the mother of a 20-year-old marine tank driver who served in Iraq.
From the beginning of 1943 through the end of 1945, Donn Claybaugh
served in World War II as a torpedoman's mate aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer.
participated in more than a dozen major military campaigns all over the Pacific and served in the occupation of Japan.
ship was strafed, shelled, bombed, and hit by a suicide plane.
Ultimately, he was injured in an accident onboard ship and has been a member of the Disabled American Veterans for almost 60 years.
Before shipping out, Donn
was 18; she
After the war, the couple began raising a family and Donn attended the University of Southern California.
He earned a degree in industrial management, then spent the next 26 years working in the aerospace industry.
He then taught for 10 years at Utah Valley State College and retired 18 years ago.
Next month, the Claybaughs will celebrate 62 years of marriage!
They had eight children (one of whom is deceased), 30 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren, "with two more on the way," Claybaugh
With obvious emotion in his
have a great wife.
We're very much in love."
When asked for his
thoughts about the men, women, and families serving our country today, Claybaugh
think everybody should support them.
— Jeanne and Donn Claybaugh
Winn’s mom and dad
Be Nice (Or Else!): And What's In It For You
by Winn Claybaugh