Clark Robert DouglasSpecialist Four
2ND PLT, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
26 June 1948 - 11 November 1969
Corning, New York
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The database page for Clark Robert Douglas
To those who did not know him, you missed knowing a very special person. I only knew him about 3 months. Being in the Infantry in Vietnam was a strange situation. When you eat sleep and work just a few feet apart, almost never out of eyesight, 24 hours a day for weeks or months at a time, you become friends very fast.
Clark Douglas was the medic in my platoon. He had the ability to be where he should be almost before he was needed. That is why, on the morning of November 11th 1969, when the firebase we were on came under heavy mortar attack and I heard men cry out "MEDIC", I knew something was wrong.
A mortar round had hit very close to him while he was on the way to help his friends. I had heard talk of a medal but never knew. Thirty years later, I was reading a list of men who were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, his name was on it. I do not know what the Citation said or what happened, but it was not the first time he risked everything to help a friend.
He will never be forgotten at my house.
My friend Clark Douglas was a great American,
A Note from The Virtual WallFive men died in the attack on FSB Jerri on 11 Nov 1969:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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