World War II vet honored for heroism after 66 years Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:48 am
Carl Clark of Menlo Park told the hundreds of well-wishers at the Jan. 17 ceremony recognizing his World War II heroism that he was accepting the honor on behalf of all the military men who fought bravely for their country but, because they were black like him, "got very little recognition for what they did." Almanac photo by Michelle Le.
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Posted by Gene, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:48 am
Here's to the many unsung African, Asian American and many other heroes of WWII like Chief Clark who service and acts of heroism were largely ignored. And if you don't believe this, go out and see "Red Tails" this weekend.
Posted by Thelma, a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School community, on Jul 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm
I am a past residence of Redwood City- Redwood Shores and Mr Clark I truly commend you for your bravery and you did not see color just the love you have for your fellowmen. My brother who was in the Marines was somewhat like you before he was killed in the Vietnam war. I wish I had got a chance to know you but Thanks For All You Did. My mother in law maiden name is clark. Her dad originated from I think Kansas and they also help settle nicodemus Kansas are you perhaps a relative? My mother in law's aunt was Berniece Clark and she was a member of the same church as you. my e mail is email@example.com