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Garnett (Chappie) Clark, (1919-2014) as 1st Cav soldier



2014-07-25 - Photo from the Clark family archives.
When the Garnett (Chappie) Clark (1919-2014) first entered the U.S. Army, he was a member o the 1st Cavalry Division. After he was shipped to Australia in 1943 he became an infantryman, and it was as a foot soldier he received injuries which earned the Purple Heart. Because of his wounds - one in the arm and a later one in the leg - he was returned to the states. While aboard ship bound for San Francisco, the United States dropped the atomic bombs which brought an end to the war with Japan. Clark was a native of Adair County, KY, and lived in the Union neighborhood of Gradyville until the family moved to Louisville in 1952. He died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Louisville, KY.

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