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First Name: Alan

Last Name: Clark


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Fulgham

Date of Birth: 1931

Date of Death: 19 March 2011

Rank or Rate: Captain

Years Served:
Alan Fulgham Clark

•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Alan Fulgham Clark

Captain, U.S. Navy

Alan Fulgham Clark was born in 1931 and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1952.

Alan Clark was a graduate of Ramsey High School and attended Marion Military Institute until he was old enough to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Following his graduation from the Naval Academy, he served 5 years active duty in the Navy, including service in the Korean Conflict. He continued to serve our country in the U.S. Navy reserve for the next 32 years.

As a reservist, he was most honored to have served 2 years as Team Captain and Chief of Delegation for the U.S. Joint Service Team that participated in NATO's Inter-Allied Confederation of Reserve Officers' (CIOR) annual competition, a type of military pentathlon. Later he completed both Army and Navy Airborne training. He served a number of years as a blue and gold officer, recruiting young people to the Naval Academy, and was very active in the Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Captain Clark was very loyal and devoted to his family. After active duty, he changed carriers and went into business with his father. A few years later he married and had two children. This marriage ended in divorce.

Eventually he became the president and CEO of the family's life insurance company, and nurtured it into a successful business. His employees respected him and enjoyed the roses he would bring to them from his garden.

He married Chris in 1983, retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve, and later sold the insurance business. Alan spent his retirement years traveling, exercising, and enjoying life with Chris and his family.

Captain Alan Fulgham Clark died at the age of 80 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Christine J. Clark; a son, Scott Clark; his daughter, Caroline L. Clark and her husband, Dr. Bradly S. Goodman; and step-son, David Jennings; his grandchildren, Ben and Anna Lisa Goodman; and a brother, Howard G. Clark, III.

Death and Burial

Captain Alan Fulgham Clark died on 19 March 2011 in Birmingham, AL, and is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.


Honoree ID: 3648   Created by: MHOH




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