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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.

He 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.