The Last Commander Falls

Mark Wayne Clark: 1896-1984

Rangy, brash and big-beaked, he was the "American eagle" to an admiring Winston Churchill. Though he took part in three wars, Mark Wayne Clark won his greatest renown as the World War II soldier who led the first army in history to fight all the way up the Italian boot from toe to top. In 1943, at 46, he was the nation's youngest three-star general when he was picked by Dwight Eisenhower to organize the U.S. Fifth Army in Africa. At his death last week of cancer in Charleston, S.C., General...

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