|David Allen Clark|
|DATE: BET 1944 AND 1946|
PLAC: us army air force
us army air force serial number 15128171...
trained as a "remote control turret mechanic/gunner" on the B29bomber...finished gunnery school in fort myers, florida in august1945...as the war ended...subsequently served from jan-nov 1946 at anairbase in northern germany as a member of the army of occupation...
DATE: 1951 to 1975
PLAC: U S Marine Corps
us marine corps enlisted serial number...1146809
us marine corps officers service number 054340 (before all serviceschanged to the social security number)...
tours of duty included:
korean war: 1952-53, artillery forward observer with the 1stbattalion, 7th marines, 1st marine division and afterward as anartillery air observer with marine corps air squadron VMO6...one ofthe pilots i flew with was a fellow named ed mcmahon...later toachieve some fame in the entertainment world
an overseas tour on okinawa, 1958-59 with the 2d battalion, 12thmarines, 3d marine division
the war in vietnam, 1967-68, commanding officer, 2d battalion 11thmarines, 1st marine division
a tour at headquarters marine corps, 1968-71 as a marine corps actionofficer in joint-service matters
under the JCS
a tour with the 2d marine division, camp lejeune, north carolina, 1971to retirement in 1975; served in a staff capacity as G3 groundoperations officer, then as commanding officer, 2d service battalionand last as commanding officer, 10th marine regiment...
Social security number: 277-20-2305
Occupation: worked first for consolidated western steel corporation in orange,texas and later for sheffield steel corporation, pasadena, texas...
Education: bs in chemistry/bs in electronics engineering
attended john mcneese junior college, lake charles, louisiana spring1947 to fall of 1948...then attended louisiana state university inbaton rouge for two years, graduating with a BS in chemistry in jun1950...
attended the U.S. naval postgraduate school, monterey, california from1961 to 1963, graduating witha BS in engineering electronics...(anaside: attended a couple of classes with and knew eugenecernan...later to become an astronaut and the last man on the moon...)
|Marriage: see baton rouge state times/morning advocate announcement...copyheld...married by james w. lee justice of the peace...|
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