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is honored on Panel 11E, Line 86 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 12/2/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear CMS Lawrence Clark,
    Thank you for your service as a Fixed Wing Crewman. You are still MIA.
    December has begun, along with all the preparations. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Be at peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of 1LT John H.S. Long

    Posted on 11/16/16 - by
    At 11:01 AM on October 18, 1966, a HU-16 Albatross (serial #51-7145) departed Da Nang Airbase, Republic of Vietnam, to rescue a downed pilot in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of North Vietnam. The crew of the aircraft consisted of rescue commander and pilot MAJ Ralph H. Angstadt, co-pilot 1LT John H.S. Long, flight mechanics SSGT John R. Shoneck and TSGT Robert L. Hill, radio operator SSGT Lawrence Clark, and navigator CAPT Inzar W. Rackley, Jr. Also onboard the aircraft was A2C Steven H. Adams, a parajumper/frogman and a member of an elite pararescue team ("PJs"). The aircraft headed to the pilot's location, which was approximately 80 miles off the China coast in the northern sector of the Gulf of Tonkin. Two A-1E Skyhawks escorting the rescue aircraft remained on station until the mission was completed, then the Skyhawks returned to the base. The last contact with the HU16 was at 5:45 p.m., and at that time, there was no indication of any trouble. The Albatross was returning to base, and last contact was approximately 35 miles off the coast of North Vietnam. All contact was lost with the amphibious aircraft in marginal weather conditions, and although an extensive search for the aircraft was conducted, there were no sightings of the crew or the aircraft. Even though the HU-16 was believed lost over water, the men on board were not declared killed, but Missing in Action. The crew of the UH-16 received promotions during the period they were maintained Missing in Action: Angstadt and Rackley were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; Long to the rank of Captain; Clark and Hill to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant; Shoneck to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant; and Adams to the rank of Master Sergeant. [Taken from]
  • Remember a hero that gave his life for our country.

    Posted on 7/25/16 - by Nancy Hottman
    I want to say thank you to S/M/SGT. Lawrence Clark's family for the sacrifice your family made to let him do his duty and protect our country. Thank you to him for serving our country and sad that he did not get to come home. I have a POW/MIA bracelet that I purchased as a teenager and wore it for many years after the war ended in the hopes someday I would get to give it back to him. I would like to return the bracelet to his family in his memory. If Jan Clark would contact me with her information as to where to send it I would be glad to do so. Once again sorry for the sacrifice that your family had to make. Prayers for your family.
  • Lawrence Clark's daughter

    Posted on 1/18/16 - by Jan Clark
    As the only surviving member of my father's family, I thank all of you who kept my father in your hearts. I was only 7 years old when he went off to his last mission. He was ready to retire and that was to be his last mission. He actually volunteered for this mission. He was set to retire October 31, 1966. I have two sons and one of them is my father's twin. Both of my sons have their middle names as Lawrence to honor my father. He was-is my hero as my father and I am happy to hear he was and is also a hero to others. I thank you.

    Posted on 10/2/15
    If you are reading this I want to thank you for your bravery and courage. I hope your family is safe and I wish them the best.
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The Wall of Faces

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