The Quiet Professionals

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CURTIS, Clay Allen – of Clio, age 64 died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Saginaw. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 7, 2017 at O’Guinn Family Funeral Home, Clio Chapel. Burial will take place on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Great Lake National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Clay was born August 30, 1953, in Charlotte, Michigan, to the late Bernard and Sally (Conner) Curtis. He graduated from Clio High School with the class of 1971. It was his honor to serve his country as a Sergeant in Vietnam as an Army Green Beret with the 5th Special Forces Group assigned to the MAC-V-SOG Special Mission Force Unit. He was a member of the VFW Post 7542 in Birch Run, American Legion Post 99, and Chapter 55 of the Special Forces Association. He was a professionally rated skydiver and instructor with over 4800 jumps, most of them without injury. He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, joking and pulling pranks to put a smile on someone’s face. He was never without a nice strong cup of coffee.


Special Forces Association Michigan Chapter 55 Mission Statement:

The mission of the Michael F. May Memorial Chapter is to unite all persons who are currently or have been assigned to the United States Army Special Forces. The chapter works to perpetuate the Special Forces traditions; to commemorate fittingly, the memory of Special Forces troops who have given or shall give their lives in defense of the Free World; to educate its members and the citizens of the United States in the development of Special Forces and to keep them aware of new developments in the field of Special Forces as is consistent with security regulations; to encourage a closer bond with other members of the chapter and friendly spirit of mutual cooperation; to advance and promote the general welfare and prosperity of chapter members and to improve by all lawful means their status and condition within their communities; to be a source of inspiration and esprit de corps for all Special Forces units.

  • If you are an active duty or former SF soldier not familiar with our SFA chapter and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you.
  • In brief, you should know the following about us: Chapter LV was established in 1991 and has provided outstanding service ever since. Our membership AO includes both the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan as well as former SF’ers in West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, Florida, Illinois, and the United Kingdom.