GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343602
Sale Price $126.00
MARK W. CLARK
The accomplished military commander signs this First Day Cover honoring the American Flag
First Day Cover signed: "Mark W. Clark" in black ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Liberty and the American Flag, postmarked Allentown, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1975. 13c stamp affixed. 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, became a Four-Star General 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. Clark is buried on the campus of The Citadel next to Mark Clark Hall. Toned. Corners rounded. Erased pencil notes (unknown hand) visible on bottom right corner. Otherwise, fine condition.
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