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Menlo Park man to receive Commendation Medal

Original post made on Jan 17, 2012

More than 60 years after the USS Aaron Ward was hit by kamikaze and bomb attacks during World War II, one overlooked African-American sailor will be recognized for his heroism.

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

Mr. Clark stepped up and went far beyond the call of duty. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition that you waited far to long for.

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Posted by an American hero
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

I am glad that Mr. Clark could be honored and remembered while he was still alive. So many of our WW2 heroes are long forgotten.

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Posted by Ruth
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

I would have loved to have attended the ceremony, but unfortunately there has been little media coverage. There was a short item on KGO Radio this morning and now I see your article. Neither the radio nor your article give the time and exact location or whether the public is invited.

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Posted by Marty
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Thank you, Mr. Clark.

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Posted by SCPO Rick Wood, USN (Ret)
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Congratulations, CPO Carl Clark !!!
As I watched your ceremony on national TV this evening, I feel very proud that your heroic actions have finally been recognized. It is stories like yours that make my 26+ years of naval service all worth while. From one sailor to another "Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate". SCPO Rick Wood, USN (Ret)

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Posted by Kyle Paxton
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

SCPO Wood, if the name Barbara Chambers rings a bell for you, please contact me at .

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