Howe King Clark, JrStaff Sergeant
C CO, 2ND BN, 2ND INFANTRY, 1 INF DIV
Army of the United States
13 June 1946 - 23 May 1969
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The database page for Howe King Clark, Jr
"Petie" Clark was my cousin.
He and John Rosamond, from nearby Dallas,
Petie's photo shown above was included in
They all are remembered.
Dear Clark and Rosemond Families,
I served with your loved ones in Vietnam in 1969. I was a driver of an APC in the 1st Platoon, Charlie Co, 2nd/2nd (Mech) C13D.
Although I did not know "Petie", I quickly became friends with John. He seemed such a nice boy, easily likeable. Although he was in "Alpha" Company we met numerous times and I felt a real bond with him.
I was on R&R during the period of time that battle occured in which they were killed, and was deeply saddened by the news when I heard.
I often look through the Life magazine and remember all of those boys who died in just one week and reflect on just how fragile life is. When I review the list of names of the KIA in the 1st Infantry Division yearbook I am brought to tears as I remember them individually and as kindred spirits that we left behind. We all died a little there, and paid a precious price, lost innocence! I still feel guilt of being a suvivor of that horror.
Peace be with you all. You are in my heart and prayers.
R. T. DeFriese
Dear Petie, You are gone but not forgotten. You are still loved by your family. We still miss you very much. You were always my hero, big brother.
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallSecond Battalion, 2nd Infantry, lost six men during the three days of fighting near An Loc, with many more wounded. The dead were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Oct 2003
Last updated 02/07/2008