Eugene “Mickey” Clark

 
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Sergeant Eugene “Mickey" Clark
Award: 
Honoring Our Veterans
Year: 
2014

Sergeant Eugene “Mickey” Clark of Rockville Centre has an exemplary military record and has demonstrated a true and unwavering commitment to his community and his country.

Sergeant Clark began his service to our Nation during the Vietnam War and his commitment to others continues to this day. For two years, Sergeant Clark served as a Combat Air Traffic Controller where he displayed courage and bravery in the face of severe conflict. During his tenure in the United States Air Force, Sergeant Clark was honored with many commendations. He is the recipient of the Presidential Outstanding Unit Award, the National Defense Medal, and the Marksman Medal. He was also honored with the Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Air Force Longevity Medal with Cluster. Additionally, Sergeant Clark is the recipient of the Army Good Conduct Medal, as well as the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.

Following his tenure in the United States Air Force, Sergeant Clark turned his attention to helping others and for the past fifty years has been a strong advocate for Veterans in Nassau County. He has worked to provide counseling services to men and women returning home from active duty and has spent countless hours on advocacy for veterans throughout Nassau County.

Sergeant Clark has held nearly every position in the Rockville Centre American Legion Post and has never turned down an opportunity to help those that serve our country. He serves as a Committee Member for the Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade and is always anxious to support any issue that he believes in. Sergeant Clark’s strong voice, intelligence, and savvy political demeanor has proven to be an asset to our community, but most importantly to our veterans.