- “Our Vietnam Veterans’ Voices: A Town Hall Meeting”
- Thursday, October 27
Don Clarke is currently retired. He is a member of the Oversight Committee of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration.
After service in Vietnam, Clarke graduated from Drew University with a B.A. in Political Science. For several years he worked in various staff and advocacy positions dealing with Federal Legislation and Regulation in Washington D.C.
During a 20-year period Clarke was a principal and or co-founder of several start-up telecommunications companies, two of which became publically traded. He has also served as a bank board member and has experience in finance, leasing, and customer service.
In 1968 Clarke enlisted in the United States Army. A graduate of the United States Army Aviation School, Clarke was appointed a Warrant Officer and received his Aviator Wings. He served in Vietnam with the Air Cavalry flying Cobra Helicopters. In this capacity he logged over 1050 combat hours and was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Clarke resumed his flying career after retiring from corporate life and for the ten-year period before retirement flew over 1000 air medical transport missions both in the Mid-Atlantic region and the desert Southwest.