Biography

Clark, Eugene Franklin [Lt SS G-2 HqCICFE]

Koread-War

Clark, far right, on Yonghung-do, Korea


Clark, Eugene Franklin

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Eugene Franklin Clark, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with Special Operations Group, attached to G-2, Headquarters of Commander in Chief, Far East Command, in action against enemy forces in the Korean area prior to the amphibious assault on Inchon, 1 to 15 September 1950. Responsible for carrying out a task entailing great risk, Lieutenant Clark personally organized and led a mission to obtain vital intelligence information in an area under enemy control. By his aggressive leadership and personal valor, he inspired his men to heroic and determined efforts in achieving the objective, overcoming extreme difficulties and active enemy interference in time to accomplish the assigned mission with completely successful results. Lieutenant Clark's timely and accurate reports contributed directly to the success of the Inchon landing. Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 408 (February 1951).

biography

On 26 August, in Tokyo Lt(jg) Eugene Franklin Clark was asked by General Holmes E. Dager and Captaion Edward Pearce to slip into In'chon harbor two weeks before the invasion to obtain critical information on its physical evnirons, and enemy garrison.

Clark, Eugene F. [Lt NC G-2 HqCICFE]

Silver Star

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Korean War
Service: Navy
RANK: Lieutenant
GENERAL ORDERS:

Headquarters, Far East Command, General Orders No. 142 (1951)

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Lieutenant Eugene Franklin Clark (NSN: 0-329449), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with Special Operations Group, attached to G-2, Headquarters of Commander in Chief, Far East Command, in action against enemy forces in the Korean area prior to the amphibious assault on Inchon, 1 to 15 September 1950. Responsible for carrying out a task entailing great risk, Lieutenant Clark personally organized and led a mission to obtain vital intelligence information in an area under enemy control. By his aggressive leadership and personal valor, he inspired his men to heroic and determined efforts in achieving the objective, overcoming extreme difficulties and active enemy interference in time to accomplish the assigned mission with completely successful results. Lieutenant Clark's timely and accurate reports contributed directly to the success of the Inchon landing.

Legion of Merit

Medals

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Service: Navy
RANK: Lieutenant
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Eugene Franklin Clark (NSN: 0-329449), United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Legion of Merit

Medals

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Korean War
Service: Navy
RANK: Lieutenant
GENERAL ORDERS:

All Hands (February 1952)

CITATION:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Eugene Franklin Clark (NSN: 0-329449), United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as a member of a special operations group, attached to G-2, General Headquarters, Far East Command, in connection with operations against enemy forces in North Korea on the nights of 13 - 14 March 1951.