Mark Wayne Clark


Mark Wayne Clark


Clark was once asked what was the best advice he had ever been given. “To marry the girl I did,” he replied.

“And who gave you that advice?” was the next question.

“She did,” said the general.


I gained the unenviable distinction of being the first United States Army Commander in history to sign an armistice without a victory.

~Mark Wayne Clark, [Remark at the signing of truce agreement with Korea, 1953]
Biographical Note: 

Mark Wayne Clark was a U.S. Army general. After graduating from West Point in 1917 he served briefly in World War I. He was given command of the U.S. ground forces in Europe in World War II, and subsequently served in North Africa, Italy, Austria, and the Far East.