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Adm Sherman Rockwell Clark
Birth: Nov. 16, 1899
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1980
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral, Olympic Gold Medalist. Clark graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1922. While a cadet Clark participated in the 1920 Summer Olympics on the American Rowing team as the coxswain. The team won the Gold Medal in the eights and also won the silver medal in the coxed fours event. In September of 1940 Clark was appointed the Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. Hilary P. Jones. From May 1942 until October 1943 he successively commanded Destroyer Division Fourteen, Destroyer Squadron Seven, and Destroyer Squadron Thirty-one. In 1944 he was part of Task Force 58 as Commanding Officer of Destroyer Squadron 50 under the command of Admiral Spruance. By 1947 Clark was the Commander of Destroyer Flotilla Three with the U.S.S. Oakland being his flagship. On January 1, 1951 Clark was promoted to Rear Admiral. (bio by: Saratoga) 
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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Adm Sherman Rockwell Clark
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Adm Sherman Rockwell Clark
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Adm Sherman Rockwell Clark
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He was teased a lot by his classmates from USNA '22, but I'm happy to see that he was one of the most successful of all of them!
- Noelani
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