PFC RANDAL J. (BUDDY) CLARK, JR - KIA (Age 25) Private
First Class - United States Marines July 21, 1919 -
September 23, 1944
PFC Clark was Killed in Action September 23, 1944 during his
first combat duty with the First Marine Division on Pelellu
Island in the Pacific. He entered service November 3, 1943.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Randal Clark, 22 W. Lorena Avenue,
Wood River SPOUSE: Iva Ottwell
whom he married April 19, 1941 CHILDREN: One son Gary Jee
Clark FAMILY: Sister - Mrs. Dorothy Schlieper Maternal
grandparents - Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Roady of Alton.
was born July 21, 1919 in Wood River and received his
education in the Wood River Schools, graduating from EAWRCHS
in June 1937. Before entering service, he was employed in the
lab at Shell Oil Company.
FUNERAL SERVICES: Streeper
Funeral Home in Wood River. Rev. Earl White, pastor of First
Baptist Church in Wood River, conducted the services.
BURIAL: Oakwood Cemetery in Alton.