A FOUNDING RESERVIST...Marine Gunner Charles "Elmer" E. Clark, USMCR
In January of 1917, the United States was not officially involved in World War I although hostilities had been raging in Europe since August of 1914. Since then, war had spread throughout the globe. Combat was sharp and quick in many remote battles and campaigns. To read the entire award winning story, click here.
Editor’s note: The following article received an honorable mention in the 2020 Leatherneck Writing Contest. Major Richard A. “Rick” Stewart, USMC (Ret) sponsored the contest, which is open to enlisted Marines, through the Marine Corps Association & Foundation. The 2021 contest is open until March 31.