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Clark, Mark Wayne

Date of birth:
May 1st, 1896 (Madison Barracks/New York, United States)
Date of death:
April 17th, 1984
Service number:
0-5309
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel
Awarded on:
1942
Lieutenant General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during 1943 and 1944, in the European Theater of Operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 65
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Unit:
5th Army, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 5th Army, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1943. Lieutenant General Clark's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Army, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army-North African Theater of Operations, General Orders No. 6
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
1947
General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
As Oakleaves on ribbon first DSM

War Department, General Orders No. 37
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Korean War (1950-1953)
Rank:
General
Unit:
United Nations Command
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1953
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command; Commander-in-Chief, Far East, and Commanding General, Army Forces Far East, from May 1952 to October 1953.
Received as second Oak Leaf

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 84 - in the function of Commander in Chief.
Rank:
General
General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, was awarded a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
Received as third Oak Leaf
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
Unit:
5th Army, U.S. Army
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, FIFTH Army, in the Bay of Salerno landings on 9 September 1943, and at Anzio on 22 January 1944.
In the function of Commanding General.
Distinguished Service Medal - Navy/USMC
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Major General Mark Wayne Clark (ASN: 0-5309), United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in 1943.
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Received with "V" for valor.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Unit:
Commanding General, US Fifth Army (Italy)
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1944
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant General
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1944
Orden Suvorova 1

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