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Line Officer
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1966-1967, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1937 - 1967

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Home Town
Fresno, California
Last Address
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Date of Passing
Oct 07, 2003
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Asa Alan Clark, III


ASA ALAN "ACE" CLARK III, 86, of Kaneohe, died Oct. 7, 2003. Born in Pixley, Calif. Retired from the Navy as a captain with 26 years of service.

Born April 18, 1917, Pasadena (
Pixley), California. Hometown Fresno. Attended Fresno State College and California Maritime Academy. USNA graduate, Class of 1941.

NROTC Stanford University - Instructor
Flag Secretary COMSERVPAC
CO, USS CONNINGHAM (DD-752) Korean War
Office of Chief of Naval Operations
Offfice of Chief of Naval Operations

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Awards and Citations

  1. Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Second World War

    The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Asa Alan Clark, III (NSN: 0-100366), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commanding Officer of a Minesweeper from 12 to 14 September 1944, during the operation against the enemy in the Palau Islands. In the face of fire from enemy shore batteries, the ship under Lieutenant Clark's command was the first to enter the mine fields; and thereafter led the remaining ships of the minesweeping Squadron through the heavily mined and unfamiliar waters of the Peleliu-Angaur and Kossol Passage areas until the minesweeping was completed. His ship swept a total of sixty-three mines. The mission, expertly and expeditiously performed, contributed materially to the success of the continuing offensive against the enemy by providing a safe anchorage for our ships. Lieutenant Clark's courageous conduct and expert seamanship throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

    Action Date:
    September 12 - 14, 1944

    Rank: Lieutenant
  2. Bronze Star with Combat "V"

    Awarded for actions during the Korean War

    The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander Asa Alan Clark, III (NSN: 0-100366), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM (DD-752), during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 18 April 1952 to 29 September 1952. Commander Clark demonstrated outstanding ability as a leader and superb seamanship, professional skill in directing varied and difficult operations as a screening ship with Carrier Task Force SEVENTY-SEVEN and shore bombardment vessel in attacks on enemy shore installations and facilities. By his courageous conduct and determined vigilance he contributed directly to the widespread destruction of the enemy's military potential on the East Coast of Korea. His inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Clark is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

    Action Date: April 18 - September 29, 1952
    Service:  Navy 

    Rank: Commander
    Company: Commanding Officer
    Division: U.S.S. Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752)

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyUSS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752)NROTC (Staff)
COMMINEWARCOM, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)USS Skagit (AKA-105)CNO - OPNAV
  1937-1941, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1944-1944, USS Hovey (DD-208)
  1948-1949, USS Carmick (DD-493)
  1951-1953, USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752)
  1956-1957, CNO - OPNAV
  1957-1959, COMINERON 9
  1962-1963, Joint US Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG)
  1963-1964, USS Skagit (AKA-105)
  1966-1967, CNO - OPNAV
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1935-1936, Fresno Pacific University
  1936-1937, California Maritime Academy
  1937-1941, United States Naval Academy
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