American Hero - Bill Clark

Bill Clark

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Resident, Belmont Village Sunnyvale, CA

“I signed up after seeing the Flying Cadets at Randolph Field. The war started three months later. I was assigned to Langley Field, where we bombed submarines that were close to Puerto Rico. After nineteen months, I was given an appointment to West Point via my Missouri Congressman. I was in the P-51 Fighter group in Japan when the war ended. I received a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. I worked as a contracting officer in peacetime Germany.”