CLARK HAROLD A

CW2 Harold A. Clark was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/26/2014 at the age of 69.1 from Cancer
Jupiter, FL
Flight Classes 68-501 and 67-25
Date of Birth 10/04/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 188 AHC in 68, D/101 AWC 101 ABN in 68-69
Call signs in Vietnam HAWK 35, SPIDER 35
This information was provided by Richard Green

More detail on this person: Harold Ames CLARK III, Age 69, of Jupiter, passed away Nov. 26, 2014. Edgley Cremation Services, West Palm Beach, FL. Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2014

Harold served with the Black Widows (188th AHC) from April until October 1968 attaining the rank of CW2. He was a gunship pilot with callsign Spider 35.

He died after a long battle with cancer.

He was a caring person, proud of his service and contributed to the effort to keep all Black Widows and Spiders in touch.

Here is an article written by Harold: After getting in touch with the Black Widows group I got the roster from Richard Green. The next thing I did was get my gunner's location and called him. Much to my amazement, he was happy to hear from me. Talking to Fred Norris opened up a whole new emotion that I had suppressed all these years. I went out to Reno and saw Fred and my crew chief Ben Bright at that crew reunion in 2010.

I arrived in country in May 1968, went to LZ Sally, flew slicks but wanted to shoot back, so I got into guns as a Peter Pilot, all the way thru Phu Bai. There I made AC with the callsign Hawk 35. At Camp Eagle the units were changing to Cobras. I didn't volunteer for that and was sent to unit operations under Major Grayson. I went there with two other warrants, Dean Murphy and John Collins, as we had two months to go. After Nam I went to Fort Rucker to learn to instruct in CH-34s. From there I was sent to Germany.

I started to see former 188th members writing on face mail. I noticed that the Dau Tieng crews were tight with each other. After the Orlando VHPA reunion, I kept getting names on facebook. Most of the names were the Dau Tieng names so I started adding you guys as friends on facebook. I enjoy reading the posts. That as the saying goes This is my story and I'm sticking to it. Harold Clark formerly Spider 35.

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