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Coleman Tileston Clark

28th Air Corps, French Army

Aspirant, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

New Jersey

Died:

5/29/1918

Grave Location:

Plot G, Row 1, Grave 6

When the United States entered the war, Asp. Coleman T. Clark attempted to join the American military but was told that his eyesight was too bad. Still determined to aid the war effort, Clark went to the French Army and joined the French Foreign Legion. He was killed in counterbattery fire on May 29, 1918.

His older brother, Salter S. Clark, Jr., was drafted into the war in February 1918 and landed in France in June. He was brigaded with the British until the 311th Infantry Regiment was sent to Verdun. He was killed in the Argonne Forest on November 1, 1918.

Coleman T. Clark and Salter S. Clark are one of 21 pairs of brothers buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Awards: French Croix de Guerre

Coleman Tileston Clark is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Plot G, Row 1, Grave 6.