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World War II vet's heroism honored, 66 years later

Original post made on Jan 17, 2012

It was Carl Clark's jacket that the U.S. secretary of the Navy pinned the commendation medal on, but Mr. Clark told the hundreds of well-wishers at this afternoon's ceremony recognizing his World War II heroism that he was accepting the honor on behalf of all the military men who fought bravely for their country but, because they were black like him, "got very little recognition for what they did."

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Thank you

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

It's a shame this brave man wasn't recognized before only because of the color of his skin. But I'm happy the Navy finally corrected that. Thanks all who made this happen.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Congratulations to this sailor!

Typical Navy. The most racist and paperwork burdened of all the services.

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Posted by oscar
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Thank YOU Mr. Clark!!!!!!! though our country's justice was ashame of your color and forgetful of your service and valour. Thank YOU, once again.

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