Asa A. Clark III

Captain USN Ret.

1917-2003


Captian Clark


Kaneohe, Hawaii

ASA ALAN "ACE" CLARK III, 86, of Kaneohe, died Oct. 7, 2003. Born in Pixley, Calif. Retired from the Navy as a captain with 26 years of service; 1941 Annapolis graduate. Also employed by Dole Pineapple Co. and Sause Brothers. Survived by wife, Pauahi; sons, Asa IV, Jeffery and Bruce; a grandson; sister, Nancy Wynn.

Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Donations may be made to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe, HI 96744.




Note: Pauahi Wodehouse Clark passed away Jan. 7, 2006.




Captain Clark was USS Skagit's CO in 1964

Captian Clark Bio





Awards and Commendations

Silver Star

Lieutenant Asa Alan Clark , III Navy
For service as set forth in the following:
CITATION: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Asa Alan Clark, III (NSN: 0-100366), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commanding Officer of a Minesweeper from 12 to 14 September 1944, during the operation against the enemy in the Palau Islands. In the face of fire from enemy shore batteries, the ship under Lieutenant Clark's command was the first to enter the mine fields; and thereafter led the remaining ships of the minesweeping Squadron through the heavily mined and unfamiliar waters of the Peleliu-Angaur and Kossol Passage areas until the minesweeping was completed. His ship swept a total of sixty-three mines. The mission, expertly and expeditiously performed, contributed materially to the success of the continuing offensive against the enemy by providing a safe anchorage for our ships. Lieutenant Clark's courageous conduct and expert seamanship throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.




Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V"

Commander Asa Alan Clark , III Navy
For service as set forth in the following:
CITATION: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander Asa Alan Clark, III (NSN: 0-100366), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM (DD-752), during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 18 April 1952 to 29 September 1952. Commander Clark demonstrated outstanding ability as a leader and superb seamanship, professional skill in directing varied and difficult operations as a screening ship with Carrier Task Force SEVENTY-SEVEN and shore bombardment vessel in attacks on enemy shore installations and facilities. By his courageous conduct and determined vigilance he contributed directly to the widespread destruction of the enemy's military potential on the East Coast of Korea. His inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Clark is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)






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