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Menlo Park man honored for World War II heroism

Original post made on Dec 22, 2011

==B This is an expanded version of an earlier-posted story.== Carl Clark, a 95-year-old African-American war veteran and longtime Menlo Park resident, received an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon, Dec. 22, in the form of a phone call from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo: Mr. Clark will be recognized, for his heroic, life-saving actions 66 years ago, aboard a ship attacked by kamikaze planes during World War II, the congresswoman informed him.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 22, 2011, 5:07 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by grateful American, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Thank you for your service Mr. Clark. Our minority veterans have received terrible treatment from the government and from the public over the years. Hopefully this is one small step on the right track for the future of our country.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 23, 2011 at 7:06 am

It's a shame it took this long to recognize this man's heroism. At least it is finally being acknowledged. Thank you for your service Mr. Clark.

Posted by Minority Military Vet, a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

Mr. Clark. Thank you shipmate!

Posted by Joe, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Better Late Than Never! Thank you, sir, for your valiant service!!

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