Fallen Soldier: Clayton D. McGarrah

Clayton D. McGarrah
Dates: Died April 21, 2024
Hometown: Harrison, AR
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Specialist
Player: Reagan Zibilski

Specialist Clayton D. McGarrah, 20, of Harrison, Arkansas, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. On July 4, 2010, he died when his unit was attacked in Arghandab, Afghanistan.

SPC McGarrah joined the Army in September 2009. After basic training, he attended Airborne School at Fort Benning and reported to Fort Bragg April 10, 2010. He joined the unit in Afghanistan in June.

SPC McGarrah loved his wife, hiking, hunting, football, UFC Tapout, gaming, eating out, spending time with his Dad and Mom, and he loved attending Razorback games with his brother James. "Clayton D. McGarrah was a bright young man with a promising future in the Army," said Captain David Christmas, SPC McGarrah's commander. "He had not been with us more than a week but was already stepping up as a rifleman to the demanding task in a harsh combat environment."

SPC McGarrah’s wife is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.