Gregory, Claudy C. (P3, C2, L14)
First Sergeant Claudy Clemons Gregory, 57, of Bowling Green, Warren County, died on Tuesday, 9 March 1976 of a heart attack at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Gregory was a member of Bowling Green's 2123rd Transportation Company (Heavy Truck). Gregory, in Technician status, along with CW4 Romer Holland, SGT Pete Smith and SFC Ernest Grimes were delivering tanks from the West Kentucky Training Site (now known as Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center) to Fort Campbell. They arrived safely at Fort Campbell and were unloading tanks in their assigned assembly area on 9th Street on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell. The tanks were to be loaded on rail cars at the nearby rail siding. According to an eye witness statement by Grimes, Gregory suffered a massive heart attack as the group was in the process of unloading the tanks at approximately 9:15 a.m. CST. SFC Grimes began CPR while CW4 Holland alerted Fort Campbell authorities. Military Police responded and transported Gregory to Fort Campbell Army Hospital while Grimes continued CPR. Efforts to revive Gregory upon arrival at the hospital were not successful.
Gregory became a full time technician in January 1969 and served until his death. Gregory’s technician job was a mechanic at the Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS) 10 in Bowling Green.
He was born 18 Nov 1918 in Macon County, Tennessee. Gregory joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 1947. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green.
Enlisted 19 Oct 1939 until 15 Nov 1940 he served with the Navy Reserve on active duty from 12 April 1944 to 22 January 1946.