Clebe McClary is a war hero, a Vietnam Vet, and a U.S. Marine. He is one of the most outstanding, motivational and inspirational speakers in America. Clebe has spoken to many corporate groups, plus over 50,000 officers for Maxwell Air Force Base Squadron Officers School alone, teaching them fundamental leadership skills.
Patrick Cleburne "Clebe" McClary was raised on a 10,000 acre plantation in the South Carolina Low Country. Young Clebe grew up hunting, fishing and excelling at sports. After fulfilling his dream of becoming a college coach, Clebe had plans to marry a beautiful Southern belle. Life was very good. But only weeks before the wedding (March 26, 1967), Clebe witnessed a startling event on a college campus that changed the course of his life forever, the burning of an American flag by students protesting the Vietnam conflict. Dismayed by the lack of support for the country he loved, Clebe resigned from his coaching position and volunteered for duty in the Marine Corps.
Completing Officers Training School in Quantico, Virginia, First Lt. McClary said goodbye to his bride and became platoon leader of the 1st Recon Battalion in Vietnam. On his 19th recon patrol, deep in hostile territory, Clebe McClary and his unit engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. Suffering devastating injuries, which included the loss of his left arm and left eye, Clebe continued to lead his men. Clebe's valiant battle with the pain and disabilities that followed is nothing short of amazing. He spent over two years in military hospitals, undergoing over 30 major surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Since then Clebe McClary has used his powerful story of courage, determination and strength to motivate audiences the world over.
McClary is co-author of "Living Proof" and, with his wife, "Commitment to Love." A documentary of his life, "Portrait of an American Hero" is available on video. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), awarded by the National Speakers Association and he has spoken for more than 30 years worldwide.
Clebe McClary's message of courage, determination and dedication will compel you to soar beyond your limits.
- Giving What It Takes
- There is no "I" in "TEAM!"
- (Topics include Leadership, Motivation, Teamwork, Discipline, Attitude, Ethics, Success)
Leadership, Motivation, Team Building, Attitude, Ethics, Success, Military
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"Clebe did a great job!...everyone greatly enjoyed it!" - ABC Supply Co., Inc.