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War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Original post made on Mar 17, 2017

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of his skin and was finally awarded a medal in 2012, died early this morning (March 16). He was 100 years old.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:15 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 17, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Carl Clark was a great man, who made heroic sacrifices for our country. He was truly deserving of the Congressional Medal of Honor but was denied it because of the color of his skin. Menlo Park has suffered a great loss.


Posted by MD
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

What a great man. Fantastic story of heroism. Very sorry to learn that he was not properly recognized for his service, but glad it was eventually (partially) rectified. Great photograph as well. Love to see these stories about seemingly "ordinary" Americans serving, getting it done, sacrificing and ultimately doing extraordinary things. Godspeed.


Posted by gordyvon
a resident of another community
on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Bless his good and brave heart. His actions bespoke the content of his character long before it was finally recognized. Condolences to Karen Collins from a former Menlo Park resident who salutes her Dad.


Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

RIP Carl, you are a hero for all your actions.


Posted by Rose Bickerstaff
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:22 am

Mr. Clark is not only a hero, but was a beautiful gentleman and loving
human being. He served in World War 11, fighting for this country, not
thinking about the color of anyone's skin that he was protecting.
Wouldn't it be great if we all could think about that in our every day
lives, instead of practicing racism. Mr. Clark, along with many of his
fellow soldiers suffered mighty!! Sorry Mr. Clark for the abuse you
and others endured not only the war, but the experience of racism while
fighting the War.!!


Posted by M. Lynett USN-Ret
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:35 am

Shipmate you stand relieved….we have the watch. Ring the Ship’s Bell: Chief Clark Departing


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