Stuart Clark





Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device

NAMHeroic achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Vehicle Commander, Jump Platoon, Headquarters And Service Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Regimental Combat Team-7, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, on 20 April 2006, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. On this day, Corporal Clark demonstrated exceptional leadership and undying devotion to his fellow Marines following an improvised explosive device attack that grievously wounded one Marine and seriously wounded two others. With two key leaders incapacitated, Corporal Clark immediately stepped forward and took control of a chaotic situation. He calmly directed the actions of the platoon as he ensured proper security was established to prevent follow-on attacks, while simultaneously orchestrating an intense lifesaving effort. He expertly organized aid and litter teams to address all of the casualties and coordinated for an air medical evacuation. His calm demeanor and decisive actions undoubtedly saved the lives of his fellow Marines. Corporal Clark’s initiative, perseverance, and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

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