Veterans' Memorial Project

Donald Holland Clark

Winnetka, IL

Korean War

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1948

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Captain

Date of Birth: 08/28/1923

Date of Death: 12/05/1952

Captain Clark was the pilot of a F9F-2 Pantherjet fighter with the Marine Fighter Squadron 311, Marine Air Group 33, 1st Marine Air Wing. On December 5, 1952, while on a combat mission, his aircraft dove on a target, it was hit by anti-aircraft fire, exploded and crashed. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on December 14, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, Captain Clark was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 4 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

– submitted by Candace (Clark) Langford, niece; and information taken from Web sites above

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