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Greer's war hero, Claycamp, to be honored Friday before football game

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Brett Claycamp, not too many years removed from Greer High School, was part of the tradition of the team entering Dooley Field through the smoke.

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Brett Claycamp, not too many years removed from Greer High School, was part of the tradition of the team entering Dooley Field through the smoke.



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Brett Claycamp and Greer players were fed their pre-game meals at the school, a routine that continues.

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Brett Claycamp and Greer players were fed their pre-game meals at the school, a routine that continues.



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Greer Head Coach Will Young and Brett Claycamp connected at the Touchdown Club Friday at Greer Baptist Church. Claycamp, a Purple Heart recepient, was given a sustained standing ovation.

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Greer Head Coach Will Young and Brett Claycamp connected at the Touchdown Club Friday at Greer Baptist Church. Claycamp, a Purple Heart recepient, was given a sustained standing ovation.

Hometown hero Army Spc. Brett Claycamp will be honored Friday at Dooley Field at 7 p.m., before the start of the Greer vs. Union football game.

Claycamp, winding up his leave to visit family and fiancé Catherine Owens, is a Purple Heart recipient. He was wounded in a rocket attack in Afghanistan in May. Claycamp will return to Walter Reid Army hospital to have surgery to repair nerve damage suffered in the attack.

The former Greer football player, Claycamp was at Thursday’s Greer Touchdown Club meeting where he was given a sustained standing ovation. He played for Greer Head Coach Will Young.

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