Clark's Call to Duty

Private Boyd digging a fighting position.

Cadet Boyd at Fort Lewis WA preparing for a patroling exercise.

Cadet Boyd at Fort Lewis WA preparing for a patroling exercise.

Clark’s desire to serve his country is something that started at a very young age. From the time he was old enough to know what a soldier was he made it known to everyone that regardless of what else he did in life, he intended to first become a soldier. At 18 yrs old he enlisted in the Army National Guard. After 4 years of enlisted service he graduated from college and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Armor. Over the next few years Clark would serve in various roles including tank platoon leader in an Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Tennessee Army National Guard and later would serve as a company commander in the US Army Reserve.  This same desire to serve is what still drives Clark today as he steps up to serve once again, this time as a State Representative.

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In Fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
— George S Patton Jr.