Richard O. "Dick" Clark

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Richard O. "Dick" Clark

 

Dick was born to Norwegian and Scotch-Irish parents in Ann Arbor, MI. on October 10th, 1929.  He graduated from High School in 1948. Since Michigan had plenty of employment at that time in the auto industry, Dick found work in a GM plant in Flint, MI. until October 1952, when he answered the call from Uncle Sam.    

 

Dick was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, MI. It did not take long to get his group to Camp Chaffy, AR. Where his field specialty turned out to be Field Wire, Telephone. In Japan, Dick was reassigned to an Intelligence school, and after three weeks he got to see Korea for the first time at Inchon. The 57th Field Artillery Hqs became his home away from home. The 57th was a 105mm unit of the 7th Infantry Division, and the 31st Infantry Regiment. 

Upon his return to stateside, Dick went to Eastern Michigan Univ. where he earned a degree in Business Administration. From there he married Joyce Prose and they raised two girls who gave them four grandchildren.      

 

Dick had several opportunities in business from cost accounting at Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance Co, York Hospital, and as an assistant to the VP with PA Blue Shield. Finally, Dick and his wife purchased a store in rural Frederick County. Dick also worked with Herb Taylor, a member of our Chapter, assisting him with his carpentry class at “Dowell J. Howard” Vocational School.     Antiquing, Golf and Woodworking were some of Dick’s avocations.