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Rear Admiral Arthur Clark

 
 
Rear Admiral Arthur Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
1. Rear Admiral Arthur Clark Marker
Inscription.
Rear Admiral Arthur Clark served two tours as in-country military advisor to South Vietnam military and with USMAV and was one of the last to leave in 1973. He went on to serve in many leadership roles which transformed the U.S. Navy and contributed to efforts which helped win the Cold War. He was project coordinator for the construction of California and Virginia class guided missile cruisers that introduced the worlds most advanced surface ships with 2 nuclear reactors and advanced combat systems. Director ship logistics for all conventional and nuclear powered surface ships (147 ships) during a period of accelerated weapons technology advancements. Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he led development and implementation of first program for reactor compartment disposal of the first 28 nuclear reactors to long term environmentally safe storage. He also developed recycle disposal of nuclear submarine and ship hulls. Director Atlantic Fleet maintenance during the First Gulf War and developed innovative maintenance processes to sustain improved and effective naval operations thus contributing to success in Bosnia and the Second Gulf War. He became the Navy's senior engineer officer. After retirement he served as deputy director for operations at the Idaho National Laboratory to develop the next generation nuclear plant, a
RADM Arthur Clark Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
2. RADM Arthur Clark Photo on Marker
high temperature gas reactor for civilian reactors designed for process heat applications to replace fossil fuels. Rear Admiral Arthur Clark graduated from Middleport High School in 1957 and Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962. The family home was at 211 South Third Street.
 
Erected 2008 by MHS Class of 1957, Citizens of Middleport, and VFW Post of Mason, WV.
 
Location. 38° 59.959′ N, 82° 2.933′ W. Marker is in Middleport, Ohio, in Meigs County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleport OH 45760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ohio River / Historic Middleport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middleport Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. mile away); General James V. Hartinger (approx. mile away); Major John B. Downing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral William W. Outerbridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan's Raid Route / Meigs County Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Spanish Cannon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Meigs County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleport.
 
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Rear Admiral Arthur Clark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 6, 2009
3. Rear Admiral Arthur Clark Marker
Ohio River in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,678 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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