Autery, Clarence R.
|Birthname||Clarence Reuben Autery|
|born on||23 September 1933 at 10:15 (= 10:15 AM )|
|Place||Corrigan, Texas, 31n00, 94w50|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°10' 20°46 Asc. 21°57'|
American Major General in the United States Air Force who appeared in the 1979 docudrama First Strike, scenes of which were later edited into the television film The Day After. In both films, Autery is portrayed as a SAC commander who is airborne on a command plane during a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. He was also interviewed about his role at SAC in Part One of the 1981 CBS News documentary series "The Defense Of The United States," which also used some of the First Strike footage.
Awards he received during his career include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal. He died on 23 February 2010, aged 76.
Birth certificate provided by Sy Scholfield.
- Vocation : Military : Honors
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Major General in the US Air Force)