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TERRY RICHARD CLARK


is honored on Panel 30E, Line 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 12/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear WO Terry Clark,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot with the 1st Cavalry. 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. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/27/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Terry Richard Clark, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Final Flight of WO1 Terry R. Clark

    Posted on 1/6/13 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    WO1 Terry R. Clark was our maintenance officer and worked on the flight line at LZ Two-Bits the day of his death. I had flown gunship missions most of the day and parked my helicopter on the flight line after refueling. As I was leaving the flight line, CWO Clark and his CE were preparing to fly another aircraft to LZ English for refueling following completion of their maintenance. WO1 Clark indicated the CE wanted to fly in the copilot's seat for the short flight (5 minutes) to LZ English. Another helicopter pilot and I watched WO1 Clark and CE depart Two-Bits and proceed at low-level flight toward LZ English. The pilot with me asked if I heard anything unusual about the engine noise of their UH-1C as it hovered and departed. I said I did not. Approximately 20 seconds after takeoff, we saw a flash of fire from CWO Clark's helicopter engine's exhaust. The aircraft immediately disappeared. CAPT Jim Holden and I ran to a helicopter, cranked up and were first to arrive at the crash site. CAPT Holden stayed in the helicopter while the injured CE and I extricated WO1 Clark from the helicopter. WO1 Clark was unconscious and slumped over the controls without his helmet. Terry died later that evening. The aircraft accident board investigators attributed WO1 Clark's death due to loss of his helmet in the crash. The helmet he was wearing had been hanging above the pilot's seat but did not belong to WO1 Clark. Upon hard impact with the ground without the luxury of an autorotation due to low altitude, WO1 Clark's head was pitched forward. The loosely fitting helmet came off, and WO1 Clark's right rear side of his head hit the armor plated protective seat side panel when his head recoiled backwards. Reported by James 'Hank' Thomas 6 December 1996 [Taken from vhpa.org]

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 6/9/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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  • Angel Day

    Posted on 11/19/09 - by Kathie
    On this your angel day I want you to know that you are a blessing to a countless number of people past, present, and future. And through your selfless service and courageous deeds your efforts have and will have an influence on many generations. And with all the good you did and the ultimate sacrifice you paid you truly are OUR HERO and we thank God that you lived.

    FREEDOM
    by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

    It is the soldier, not the reporter
    Who has given us the freedom of the press.

    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us Freedom of speech.

    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
    Who has given us the Freedom to demonstrate

    It is the soldier, who serves beneath the Flag,
    Who salutes the Flag,

    Whose coffin is draped by the Flag,
    Who allows the protestor to burn the Flag,

    It is the soldier, not the politician,
    Who has given his blood, his body, his life,
    Who has given us these FREEDOMS!
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