|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2011|
Michael, a native of Comanche, Oklahoma; passed away in a veterans home at Walsenburg, Colorado. He was predeceased by his parents Erle T. and Cuba Jon Miller Clark; and brothers: Terrence, Louis, Rex and Champ.
Michael was survived by many long-time New Mexico friends, and nieces and nephews.
Michael was a long-time teacher at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and world traveler. He was well-known in many of the pueblos of New Mexico. He lived in Santa Fe until November last year. He joined the Navy in WWII, serving as signalman, Petty Officer second class on PC-1212 on anti-submarine patrol in the Caribbean. He earned both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Colorado. During the Korean War, he served on LST 975 in the first invasion wave landings at Inchon. He was transferred to Gen. MacArthur's flagship, the USS Mt. McKinley, as the "best signalman in the Navy." He taught high school English, history and other subjects at Espaņola, New Mexico; Casper, Wyoming; and Oregon. Hired by the U.S. Information Agency, he taught English to university students for five years in Ecuador, Libya, Iran and Mali. He returned to the U.S. as a teacher of many subjects at IAIA in 1965. He was a member of the Santa Fe VFW.
Funeral Services were on Nov. 10 in Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. His nephew Terry M. Clark officiated.
Erle Thweatt Clark (1890 - 1963)
Cuba Jon Miller Reasor (1894 - 1975)
QMS2 US NAVY
(Quarter Master (Signalman) PO 2d Class)
WORLD WAR II KOREA
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Mar 19, 2012
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Added: Mar. 19, 2012