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Distinguished Service CrossEdit

Distinguished Service Cross (full)
For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while Commanding the 5th Army, in action against enemy forces on 14 September 1943. Lieutenant General Clark's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Army, and the United States Army.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 6 (1944)
  • Action date: September 14, 1943
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Unit: 5th US Army
  • Issued:
  • Presented by:

Army Distinguished Service Medal (4)Edit

Army Distinguished Service Medal (full)
For distinguished services to the Government of the United States Army in connection with planning the organization for operations in Africa. As Deputy Commander, he carried out a vitally important and hazardous mission in the Algiers by submarine, and conducted it with conspicuous success important to negotiations with the French official staff. In all of these duties, he displayed outstanding characteristics of leadership, sound judgement, and soldierly qualities to honor the Army of the United States
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 65 (1942)
  • Action date: 1942
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Unit: Deputy Commander, Allied North Africa Force
  • Issued: December 1, 1942
  • Presented by: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lieutenant General


For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1947)
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: General
  • Unit:
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For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 84 (1953)
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: General
  • Unit: U.S. Army Forces, Far East
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for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 84 (November 3, 1953)
  • Action date: May, 1952 - October, 1953
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: General
  • Unit: U.S. Army Forces, Far East
  • Issued: October 30, 1953
  • Presented by: Robert T. Stevens, Secretary of the Army

Navy Distinguished Service MedalEdit

Navy Distinguished Service Medal (full)
for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, Fifth Army, in the Bay of Salerno landings on 9 September 1943, and at Anzio on 22 January 1944.
  • Action date: September 9, 1943 & January 22, 1944
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Unit: Fifth US Army
  • Issued: February 2, 1946
  • Presented by: Henry K. Hewitt, Admiral

Legion of MeritEdit

Legion of Merit (full)
For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States in 1943.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date: 1943
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: Chief of Staff, Army Ground Forces
  • Issued: August 27, 1944
  • Presented by: Dwight D. Eisenhower, General

Bronze Star MedalEdit

Bronze Star (full)
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank:
  • Unit:
  • Issued:
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Purple HeartEdit

Purple Heart (full)
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders
  • Action date:
  • Service: Army
  • Rank:
  • Unit:
  • Issued:
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Campaign/Service MedalsEdit

World War I Victory Medal (full) Army of Occupation of Germany Medal (full) American Defense Service Medal (full) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (full)
World War II Victory Medal (full) Army of Occupation Medal (full) National Defense Service Medal (full) Korean Service Medal (full)
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Foreign OrdersEdit

Ribbon Name Class Country V IV (OF) III (CM) II (GO) I (GC) Device
Order of the Crown, Grand Officer (Belgium) Order of the Crown Grand Officer Belgium - - - 0.0.00 -
Order of the Southern Cross, Grand Officer (Brazil) Order of the Southern Cross Grand Officer Brazil - - - 7.17.45 -
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) Order of Military Merit Grand Cross Brazil - - - - 9.29.44
Order of the White Lion (I Class) Order of the White Lion Grand Cross Czech - - - - 0.0.00
Legion of Honour, Grand Cross Legion of Honour Grand Cross France - - 7.23.43 6.29.44 12.17.47
Order of George I Order of George I Greece - - - - - Swords
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Grand Cross) Order of St. Maurice and Lazarus Grand Cordon Italy - - - - 1.16.45
Order of the Crown of Italy, Commander Order of the Crown Commander Italy - - 0.0.00 - -
Military Order of Italy (Grand Cross) Military Order of Italy Grand Cross Italy - - - - 12.16.47
Order of Military Merit Teaguk (1SS) Order of Military Merit Grand Cordon Korea - - - - 0.0.00
Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon Order of the Rising Sun Grand Cordon Japan - - - - 9.22.53
Order of Malta Order of Malta Malta - - - - -
Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Cross) Order of Ouissam Alaouite Grand Cross Morocco - - - - 0.0.00
Philippine Legion of Honor Legion of Honor Commander Philippines - - 0.0.00 - -
Virtuti Militari (Poland) Virtuti Militari V class Poland 0.0.00 - - - -
Order of Suvorov Order of Suvorov I class Soviet Union - - - - 11.15.44
Order of the Bath Order of the Bath KCB United Kingdom - - - 0.0.00 -
Order of the British Empire Order of the British Empire KBE United Kingdom - - - 1.12.44 -

Foreign MedalsEdit

Ribbon Name Country Date Device
Military Medals
Medal of War (Brazil) Medal of War Brazil 0.0.00
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Cross of War 1940-1945 Belgium 0.0.00 Palm
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) War Cross 1939-1945 Czech 0.0.00
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 France 7.23.43 Palm
Medal of Valor (Italy) Medal of Valor Italy 0.0.00
Campaign/Service Medals
Expeditionary Forces Medal (Brazil) FEB bar Expeditionary Forces Medal Brazil 0.0.00 FEB bar
United Nations Korea Medal Korea Medal United Nations 0.0.1952

Miscellaneous AwardsEdit

  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Coastal Council, Boy Scouts of America (11/16/1973)

AchievementsEdit

Foreign Awards Presentations listEdit

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