Name: Bob Claybourne

Place of Birth: Kell, Illinois

Personal History: Older brother was in the Marines. Twin brother was in the Navy. Volunteered for the Marines in December 1941. 

Place of Recruitment: Kell, Illinois

Branch of Service: U.S. Marines 1942-46

Class: Tank division

Military Occupation: Iwo Jima, Mariana Islands, Saipan, Marshall Islands. He was scheduled to go into Japan when Truman dropped the atomic bomb. 

Service History: 4th Marine Division, Mariana Islands. All three brothers came through WWII. Bob was in active battle on Iwo Jima. On other islands, I was rear echelon support. Later became a barber on the GI Bill.

Commendations & Honors: Presidential Citation for Iwo Jima, Asiatic Pacific Medal

Present Location: Centennial, Colorado

What’s Your Centennial Connection? Daughter lives in Centennial. Moved to Centennial one year ago.

  • The Centennial Senior Commission’s Centennial Active Seniors program is in full swing! This is a series of FREE programs for seniors in our community. On Thursday, June 21 learn strategies to prote...

  • Enjoy a picnic in the park Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the amphitheater of Centennial Center Park . Experience performances by dance troop Mile-High Stars Athletics and live music by ...

  • Due to other commitments, Mayor Piko’s weekly Meet the Mayor meetings are cancelled the next three Tuesdays: June 19, 26 and July 3. Mayor Piko will be available Tuesday, July 10 between 10 and 11 a....

  • Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park, the City of Cen...

  • Applications for Centennial 101, a free program to discover how our City works, are available until June 29. In just seven weeks participants will understand how Centennial is unique, learn about ho...

  • The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on the Senior Commission. This is an Advisory Board to City Council to foster a greater understanding of the concerns of se...

  • The City of Centennial and Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) have executed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for CCSD’s five year lease along the central ring of Centennial’s fiber optic backbon...

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