MAJOR MAX CLARK'S NAVY CROSS CITATION

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THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF MAX CLARK

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  • -I will close my remarks today with the beautiful words that have been inscribed on the magnificent 10' tall granite memorial to Max Clark located at the Temple B'nai Israel cemetery on 61st St. You have a copy of the inscription at your tables:

    -When one looks at Max Clark's life, one can't help but come away with the overwhelming feeling that he was truly an extraordinary man and what a wonderful force for good he would have been had he returned to his beloved Galveston after WW II. His life was tragically cut short like countless others, on the Altar of History, for the cause of freedom. His sacrifice has insured freedom to generations of Americans who have been born since his death, 62 years ago.

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    The Navy Cross is presented to Max Clark, Major, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve), for distinguished service in the line of his profession during the enemy attacks on the Navy Yard, Cavite, and the Naval Air Station at Sangley Point, Philippine Islands, between December 10th and 19th, 1941. With singular calmness and efficiency in the face of great personal danger, Major Clark organized and directed rescue and salvage groups, and by his prompt and energetic actions, and by working day and night, to the limit of human endurance, he rendered services of inestimable value during the hazardous task of salvaging vital war materials and explosives from that stricken and burning area. On Corregidor he did outstanding work in the defense of that sector. By his coolness and courage under fire, and his complete disregard for his own personal safety, he demonstrated superior qualities of leadership and a devotion to duty that was far above expectations. As a soldier and a leader, he was an inspiration to both officers and men alike. His courage, leadership and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon Major Clark and the United States Naval Service.

    Colonel William Clement was the U.S. Marine commander during much of the Japanese siege of the Philippines. He described Max Clark in this way:
    "Max Clark had been in 3 wars. During air raids Max would never seek shelter for himself but invariably looked around to see where his men were and then casually strolled over to sit with a buck private in his foxhole or with a machinegun crew in a pillbox. Often Max would look up as bombs were being released and say 'By George, they're dumping confetti on us.' Major Clark was a human dynamo and absolutely fearless."




    ROTARY CLUB OF GALVESTON
    MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
    MAY 23, 2012
    FISHERMAN'S WHARF RESTAURANT
    GALVESTON, TEXAS

    Presented by Mike Guarino

    Honoring the Life of
    LT. COL. MAX CLARK, U.S.M.C.R.

    BORN: JULY 9, 1897
    KILLED IN ACTION: OCTOBER 24, 1944


    MILITARY AWARDS FOR VALOR:

    WW I: SILVER STAR, PURPLE HEART,
    CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM FROM FRANCE
    WW II: NAVY CROSS, 3 PURPLE HEARTS

  • Max Clark
    Club Hull City
    League Barclays PL
    Nation England
    PositionLB, ?, ?
    Age18
    Height180cm | 5'10"
    International ReputationNone
    Contract Valid UntilNone
    Foot?
    Attack WorkrateMed
    Defensive WorkrateHigh
    Weak FootNone
    Skill Moves2

    - Max Clark's brother in law Max Glazer established the Max Clark Endowment as a perpetual tribute to Colonel Clark in 1945. The Endowment, through the years, has awarded scholarship money to worthy students in Galveston through Southern Methodist University. A recent Ball High School graduate who was awarded the scholarship was the smart and beautiful Miss Molly Murphy. She is with us today along with her mom and dad. Would they please stand and be recognized.

See Background Report to Learn the Truth about Max Clark.

-Max Clark endured the 90 mile Bataan Death March where hundreds of American and Filipino prisoners died.
-Fellow soldiers and Marines would later report that during the march, Max Clark intervened when a young American soldier was caught with a small piece of fruit that was left along the road by Filipino villagers. The standing order was that prisoners caught with food would be immediately executed. The guards were about to execute the soldier, but Max Clark stepped forward and told the Japanese guards that the soldier was under his command and that they must execute him rather than the young soldier. The guards inexplicably turned away and both the soldier and Major Clark survived that encounter.