Sunday, September 18, 2011

Army Spc. Chazray C. Clark

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Chazray C. Clark, 24, of Ecorse, Mich.

Spc Clark was assigned to 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.; died Sept. 18, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

SPC Clark was home on leave about two weeks before he was killed.

SPC Clark graduated from Ecorse High School in 2005 where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. He joined the Army in September 2009. He was a highly skilled combat engineer and planned to make a career of the military. He deployed to Afghanistan in February 2011. This was his first deployment.

He met his wife, Christina Clark, in 2003. They both worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lincoln Park. He was a cook and she was a drive through cashier. They were married seven years later.

Wife, Christina, said, “He was proud to serve his country. I know he’s with God and that he died for his country. He was brave enough to go over there and fight for our country and he died for that.

I talked to him three hours before he went on his last mission. He said, ‘I'm going out on a mission and will call in 48 hours.’ I never heard from him again.

Family was important to him. The two of us had a great marriage and he just adored his son.”

SPC Clark’s awards and decorations include the following:

Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Good Conduct Medal
NATO Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with Bronze Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Combat Action Badge
Combat and Special Skill Badge
Basic Marksmanship Qualifications Badge
Rifle Expert Marksmanship Badge
Overseas Service Bar

Army Spc. Chazray C. Clark was killed in action on 9/18/11.

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