Clark, Charles Pleasant.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Clark

(first name): Charles

(middle name): Pleasant

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 3rd

(year): 1893

Place of Birth

(town): The Hollow

(county): Patrick

(state): Virginia

(country): U S A

Name of father: Henry C. Clark

Birthplace (country): U S A

Maiden name of mother: Charlotte Ann Scales

Birthplace (country): U S A

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Moravian

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Fraternal Orders: Masonic, American Legion and V.F.W

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Previous military service or training: Four years in Navy

Education

(Preparatory): 2 years High School

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Occupation before entry into service: Teacher in Public School and farming

employer: State of Virginia

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): The Hollow

(county): Patrick

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(town): The Hollow

(county): Patrick

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Dec 16 1916

at (place): San Francisco Cal

as a (rank): Pharmacists Mate, 3rd Cl.

in the: Hospital Corps

section of the : U S Navy

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(ship): USS WHEELING

at (place): New Orleans, La

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: USS WHEELING

From (date): Apr 6, 1917

to (date): Aug 27, 1917

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From (rank): Pharmacists Mate 3rd Cl

to (rank): Ph M 2nd Class

Date: May 6, 1917

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Embarked from (port): New York

on (ship): U.S.S WHEELING

(date): Aug 27th, 1917

and arrived at (foreign port): Ponta Delgada, Azores

(date): Sept 16, 1917

Proceeded from : Ponta Deldaga

to: Gilbraltar

(date): March 15, 1918

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Country: Azores

Place: Ponta Delgada

From (date): Sept 16 1917

to (date): March 15, 1918

Country: Europe

Place: Gilbraltar

From (date): March 20, 1918

to (date): Nov 11, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Mediterranean Sea

(date): May 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Five engagements with submarines in Mediterranean Sea. Dates not remembered

Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): Philadelphia, Pa

on (ship): DECATUR

Date: Feb 6, 1919

(from): Bermuda

Discharged from service at (place): In service at present time.

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as a (rank): Chief Pharmacists Mate.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war:

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: My attitude was that of hearty co-operation to bring the war to a successful termanation.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Had no experience with camp life during the world war.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: A feeling of restlessness

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: My faith and trust were not changed but many experiences were trying on my belief.

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: I gained no noticable impressions from the part I took in the fighting.

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Restlessness.

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): W.S. Receiving Ship

on (date): June 23,

year: 1920

(full name): Charles Pleasant Clark

(rank): Chief Pharmacists Mate

(branch of service): Hospital Corps.

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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