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January 6, 2014
The Times Observer

Louis L. Klark, 90 years old, of Matthews, NC, died on January 2, 2014 at home in the presence of his family. Mr. Klark was born in Clarendon, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1923, the son of the late Oswald J. and Mary (Janowska) Miaski. He had been employed by Struthers Wells Corp in Warren, PA as an electric arc welder prior to volunteering for the Army in 1943. During World War II, Cpl. Klark was an amphibian tractor driver with Co. B 534th Amphibian Tractor Battalion assigned to the 4 Marine Division by command of Major General Burgin. His company received the Presidential Unit Citation (Navy) and Blue Enameled Star for outstanding performance in combat during the seizure of the Japanese held islands. He received a Bronze Arrowhead for his participation in the assault landings on the islands of Saipan and Tinian during the Marianas Campaign. Cpl. Klark also received the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific campaign Ribbon, the Bronze Service Star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal and Ribbon. Cpl. Klark was recalled into the Army during the Korean Conflict in 1950 and assigned to the 24th Reconnaissance Company of the 24th Infantry Division. His company received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star.



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