Egbert B. Clark III
Colonel Egbert B. Clark III underwent Basic Training at Amarillo Air Base in 1946 and attended the Aviation Mechanics School before becoming an Officer Candidate. He graduated as a Second Lieutenant from OCS Class #5 on 5 June 1947. Following training at the Armor School at Fort Knox, he served as Company Executive Officer with the 91st Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron at Fort Riley, Kansas, and with the 2d Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. | In 1950 he served as a platoon leader and company executive officer with the 6th Tank Battalion, 24th Infantry Division in Korea. The following two years were spent as an instructor and then as a student to the Armor School, after which he transferred to Germany where he was assigned as a Tank Company Commander with the 63d Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. He assumed duties as an ROTC Instructor at the University of Utah in 1956, and in 1959 he received his Bachelor of Science degree. | In 1959, he returned to Germany and served as a Company Commander with the 32d Armor, 3d Armored Division, and after promotion to Major, as Assistant G2 for the 3d Armored Division. Following two years as a graduate student at Tulane University where he received his Master of Science Degree in Nuclear Physics in 1964, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and moved to Washington, where he worked in the Space Branch in the Office of the Chief of Research and Development. In 1956 he was assigned to the G2 and G3 Staff of the 101st Airborne, Division of Fort Campbell; following the division’s move to Vietnam, he commanded the 2d Squadron of the 17th Cavalry. | He was promoted to Colonel following his return from Vietnam, and Colonel Clark attended the United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and completed the Rotary Wing Aviator Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama. At the time of his induction, Colonel Clark was residing in Washington, D.C. prior to leaving on his next assignment in Germany, where he commanded the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star w/V device and w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal w/V Device.