Clebe McClary

Motivational and Inspirational Speaker A Hero for Today

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 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 has used his powerful story of courage, determination and strength to motivate audiences the world over. To book motivational and overcoming adversity speaker call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Christian Speakers, Leadership, Overcoming Adversity, Peak Performance, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    South Carolina

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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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 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 has used his powerful story of courage, determination and strength to motivate audiences the world over. To book motivational and overcoming adversity speaker call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

Attitude

Christian Speakers

Leadership

Overcoming Adversity

Peak Performance

Teambuilding

Master Sales Institute

Clebe's absolutely terrific inspirational talk in the morning set the tone for the rest of the conference. Everyone was UP and enthusiastic as a result of his dynamic kickoff.

South Carolina Farm Bureau

Clebe's presentation was outstanding. Over the years we've had excellent keynote speakers, but no one else has rivaled the dramatic impact Clebe had on our group.

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

Clebe's session was the best rated one of the entire leadership conference. The participants were delighted with his inspiration and insight. To get a standing ovation from over 900 people says it all. Thanks for making me, the program chairman, look so good!

Dan Reeves, Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons

Wherever Clebe McClary goes, whether it's around the corner or around the globe, the response is the same. Satisfied clients. Motivated audiences. Changed lives. No wonder Clebe is always in demand when you consider: Once you've heard Clebe McClary speak, your life will never be the same . . .Only better!
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