Carter Weldon Clarke – Brigadier General, United States Army

Carter Weldon Clarke (1896-1987)

Born in Smithland, Kentucky on September 20, 1896.

Attended the University of Kentucky 1913-1916. Enlisted service in the Kentucky National Guard 1915-1918.

Commissioned in the Signal Corps in 1918. Instructor at the Signal School 1929-1933. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936. Chief of the War Department Message Center, Office of the Chief Signal Officer 1936-1939. Graduated from the Army War College in 1940.

Signal Officer at Second Air Force 1940-1941. Chief of the Military Intelligence Section at the War Department General Staff, then Deputy Chief of Staff of the Military Intelligence Service, finally Deputy Director of the Intelligence Division at the War Department General Staff July 1941-January 1949. Brigadier General in November 1944 then reverted to Colonel in 1946.

Assignments after the war included Chief of the Army Security Agency 1949-1950. Retired in August 1954.

Decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars.

Died on January 9, 1987.


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