Remembering Nate McClain (1973 - 1997)
Nate McClain attended the wedding of two SMSU college friends in Louisiana, Missouri on September 6, 1997. After midnight, some friends wanted to go swimming in the Mississippi river next to the hotel. Nate, a certified lifeguard, was the first to dive into the Mississippi river off a nearby bridge and he never surfaced. Authorities later found his body downstream.
Nathan Allen McClain died tragically at the age of 24 on September 7, 1997. A few days after his passing, an Anheuser-Busch licensed screenprint company called to offer him a job as Head Art Director in Lebanon, MO which would have launched his Professional art career.
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