GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - COMMEMORATIVE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 165886
Sale Price $216.00
MARK W. CLARK
Mark W. Clark signs a commemorative sheet for the Veteran's Administration stamp.
Commemorative Sheet signed: "Mark W. Clark", 1p, 8½x11. Reproduction of the December 8, 1941 front page of "The New York Times", announcing the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor at upper portion. First Day Sheet for the Veteran's Administration stamp, 15-cent Veteran's Administration stamp and 1-cent Franklin D. Roosevelt stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., July 1, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984), who assumed command of the Fifth Army in North Africa in 1943 and commanded the Fifth Army in the invasion of Italy in 1944, got his fourth star in March 1945. He accepted the surrender of German forces in Italy and Austria and, from 1945 to 1947, was the U.S. High Commissioner in occupied Austria. In 1953, as Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, he signed the military armistice between the U.N. Command and the North Korean Army and Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea. That year, he also began his 12 years of service as President of The Citadel. He is buried on the campus of The Citadel next to Mark Clark Hall. Fine condition.
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