Clark, Marvin Theodore

Photomarvin theodore clark

ww2 flagAge at Enlistment:  21

Length of Service: 1941-1945

State:  Virginia

Rank

Unit:  U.S. Navy

Service Record:  Draft card: 5’6″, 149 lbs., light compl, br hair/eyes, living in Green Cove, Virginia in 1941;

According to his FindAGrave page, “he joined the Navy, when WWII broke out, and saw the world on the USS GENERAL A.E. ANDERSON. He was seated in the white chairs during the WWII memorial opening ceremony as he was the only Veteran there that had been in every theatre of war during WWII (Asiatic, Pacific, American Theatre, European, etc.). This included the Philippine Liberation where his ship went 30 miles behind enemy lines where they rescued over 500 Americans that were known as the “Death March Prisoners” bringing them home to the USA. At least two books were written about this greatest rescue mission: “Ghost Soldiers” and “The Great Raid” that was also later made into a movie.”

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Prince George’s Co., MD

Soldier Info:   Born at Whitetop, Washington Co., VA in 1920; Died at Woodbridge, Prince William Co., VA in 2013.

Relationship to Author:  Great Uncle