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Clark, Mark W. (Mark Wayne) 1896- 1984

Mark Clark was the commander of UN and US Forces in Korea from 1952-1953.


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Mark Clark was a career Army officer who served with distinction during WWI and WWII. Following the conclusion of WWII Clark remained active in the Army, and became the commander of UN and US Forces in Korea from 1952-1953.

Captain, US Army, 1917-1935; Deputy Chief of Staff for the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1935-1937; Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, 1940-1941; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations of the General Headquarters,1941-1942; Deputy Chief of Staff of Army Ground Forces, 1941; Chief of Staff, 1942; Deputy Commander in Chief of Allied Forces in North Africa, 1942-1943; Commander, UN and US Forces in Korea, 1952-1953; President, the Citadel, 1953-1955

Popular Documents

May 23, 1953

Letter by United Nations Commander Mark W. Clark to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Solving the Prisoner of War Issue

General Clark relays to the US Joint Chiefs of Staff the terms of the United Nations proposal to repatriate prisoners of war captured during the conflict in Korea. The agreement grants prisoners the right to refuse to be repatriated.

July 3, 1953

Telegram of the Soviet Chargé to the PRC to the Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers

After acknowledging Syngman Rhee's solitary role in blocking the passage of the armistice agreement, Peng Dehuai and Kim Il Sung draft a response to General Clark.

July 27, 1953

Notes on Visit of General Clark with President Rhee (8:30-8:55, 27 July 1953)

General Clark tries to convince President Rhee to attend the armistice signing, emphasizing that Kim Il Sung will not be present. Ambassador Briggs then reports that President Eisenhower has approved $200 million in aid for Korean rehabilitation.

July 4, 1953

CPSU Central Committee Decision

About the draft response to Clark's letter from the 29th of June.The decision instructs Malenkov and Molotov to answer the Chinese comrades, and inform them of the Soviet Union's agreement their assessment and the measures proposed on the issue of peace talks in Korea, in connection with the Clark's letter.

October 12, 1945

TASS Digest, 'The Mexican Press about Byrnes' Statement; etc.'

Excerpts from articles on James Byrnes, General Mark W. Clark, Clement Attlee, and US refusal to share technical information about the atomic bomb.