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World War II vet's heroism honored, 66 years later
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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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 5:05 PM