Clark, William C. Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
657-Medical Aidman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1946


One Service Stripe

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Clark, William C. Jr., Sgt.
Contact Info
Home Town
Washington D.C.
Last Address
Washington D.C.

Date of Passing
Feb 16, 1992
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord Ranger Hall Of Fame

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Second Ranger Battalion was divided on D-Day, Sergeant Clark was assigned to be in charge of the Aid Station and Company "medics" assigned to A & B Companies.

Upon landing at Omaha Beach, both companies suffered heavy losses; Sergeant Clark, without hesitation, calmly, and with great presence of mind treated the wounded, one with an open pneumothorax (sucking chest wound), wherever they had fallen Most of the other medics already were either wounded-in-action or killed-in-action.

Later, while he was B Company's aid man, the Company, ordered to protect the left flank of the 4th Division, moved into an enemy mine field, at night, directly in front of three enemy strong points. Three mines were detonated, killing two and wounding six, two seriously.

Immediately, he moved in, groping in the darkness to tend to the wounded and, eventually, remained all night with the seriously wounded in order to care for, and guard, them. Bill Clark displayed such courage and devotion to his duty and to fellow Rangers repeatedly during all the engagements of the Battalion.

Upon his return home Bill Clark became a police officer in Washington, D.C. After serving on both the vice and auto squads for some years.  He retired as Detective Sergeant.   

He died 16 February 1992 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The awards of the Silver Star, Purple Heart with cluster, and Bronze Star with cluster, attest to the actions of William C. Clark, and his exemplification of a Ranger Medic. 


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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  1942-1945, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune /Point Due Hoc
  1944-1944 D-Day Glider Landings/Mission Detroit
  1944-1944 Northern France Campaign (1944)/Battle for Brest
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Victory in Europe Day (VE Day - 8May45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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