Based: Ft. Bragg, N.C.
2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Married, 1 child
Hometown: Moreno Valley
High School: Rialto High (Rialto)
That helmet became a part of a memorial, with a white cross, flags and flowers, erected on the lawn of his parents' home.
Dunn deployed to Iraq in August, when his wife was pregnant. The couple would debate baby names during twice-weekly long-distance phone calls.
"One day he just called me on the phone saying, 'I have the name; you can stop searching,' " his wife said. The name was Grace.
"He would say, 'We're not going to spoil her.' And I'd tell him, 'You know she's going to be daddy's little girl.' "
In addition to his wife and daughter, Dunn is survived by his parents, Roy and Aminta Dunn; and a brother, Roy Dunn Jr.
Read the entire LA Times article about Army Sergeant Clayton G. Dunn here.
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