“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

My name is Diana I am or was mother of HM2 Clayton ( Doc ) Beauchamp. Clayton was my middle child. He was so special. Never met a stranger and always took up for the people less fortunate and that were being  bullied. Clayton had such a fun loving personality. His teachers all looked forward to seeing him come to class because he kept it interesting. When he decided to join the Navy of course his dad was so very proud. I was also proud but you know how moms are we worry. But Clayton wanted to save lives so he became a Corpsman and did just what he set out to do. SAVE LIVES!  When Clayton decided to go to Afghanistan I could not talk to him for about a week because every time I tried to speak to him I cried. My worst fear was he would not return home safe and yet he did not return home at all until it was too late. On August 7th 2012 my life was forever changed. Clayton stepped on an IED. I learned later that Clayton did not have to go on foot patrol with his marines. He volunteered for every patrol because he was afraid one of his brothers would be injured in the field and would need him.  So he went voluntarily doing what he loved taking care of his brothers. We miss him every day, but know he is taking care of us from Heaven.