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Charles C. Clay

grandson of military governor, US occupation zone in Germany

Charles C. Clay (pictured with his family) is the grandson of General Lucius D. Clay Sr. From June 1944 to February 1946, General Clay served with the 344th Bombardment Group as operations officer, squadron commander, and group commander. Following World War II, he remained in Germany and served as deputy commander and deputy for base services with the European Air Depot in Erding, Germany. He was a force behind the 1948-49 Berlin airlift and the rebuilding of West Germany. The younger Clay is a state senator representing Marietta, GA.