Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Vets Celebrate Soldier's 100th Birthday-- Part 1: Fought in Two Wars

From the May 28, 2018, Indy-Star by Jason Truitt, Richmond Palladium-Item.

On Monday afternoon in mid May a crowd gathered at the Golden Living Center in Richmond, Indiana.  They were there to celebrate World War II veteran Vernon Clark's 100th birthday, even though it really isn't until August 2.

However, he survived two wars and nearly a century of living.  Vernon served twenty-eight years in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army reserve.

He did two tours of duty during World War II and then as a medical technician in Korea, "just like you see in MASH units" doing triage, minor wound dressing and minor surgeries.

He almost died twice in World War II.


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