GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 40580
Sale Price $126.00
MARK W. CLARK
Mark W. Clark signs a philatelic envelope honoring George Washington.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Mark W. Clark", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring George Washington, four 5-cent stamps affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., February 22, 1966, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Cachet is captioned: "Prominent Americans Series: George Washington, 1st President of the United States". General 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. Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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