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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: January 5, 1920
Date of death: January 14, 1953
Age: 33

Lucky Bag

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From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Vallejo, California

Howie, an illustrious Navy Junior who came to us after two years in the fleet, made a friend of everyone with whom he came in contact. He won a high place in the regiment with his ready smile and flashing football cleats. His circle of friends extends well beyond the Navy, too—especially along the feminine line. We saw him at all the hops and other activities and thrilled at watching him perform on the gridiron. His sense of duty and fair-play will take him far in the Navy—the submarine service will soon gain an officer and wardroom companion of whom it may well be proud.

He was commander of 1st Battalion for the second set.

The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


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From Aircraft Wrecks in the Moutnains and Deserts of the American West:

Howard Emerson Clark was killed in the crash of Douglas AD-4N Bu No 126977 on 1/14/53 in the rugged San Jacinto Mnts. east of Hemet, CA. LCDR. Clark was a Naval Academy graduate and a highly decorated submariner during WWII. He earned is Gold Wings in 1947 and continued to serve his country with distinction until his death. (Photo courtesy Howard. W. Clark)

He is buried in California.

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Class of 1943
Howard is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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