CLARK, NJ - Although the 2020 Memorial Day Parade was canceled due to the need to maintain social distance and restrict large public gatherings, the spirit of the day carries on in the tributes to those soldiers who died in active military service to their country. 

Retired Clark Police Officer, William Duffy, spent years researching each of Clark's fallen heroes and has complied an historical profile of each.   The following is a list of Clark soldiers lost during their time of service.  Each individual soldier's story can be read here.  

Civil War

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  •  Cpl. James Bullman

World War I

  • John B. Miller, US Army

World War II

  • S1C Bennie Bienko
  • Pvt. Charles Bitsko
  • Pfc. Paul Clauss
  • Pvt. Melvyn Graves
  • Pvt. Russell Green
  • 2nd Lt. Alvin Grossman
  • Torpedoman’s Mate 3C Eugene Hutchinson
  • Edward Makowski, US Army Air Corps
  • Joseph Padusniak, Tech 5, US Army
  • John L. Ruddy, Jr. S2C
  • Cpl. Martin Schmitt
  • Pfc Joseph Witkowski

Cold War

  • 1st Lt. John Wilkes


  • Cmdr. Richard Hartman
  • Kenneth Kuspiel, SP4
  • Capt. Robert Sevell
  • LCpl John Winters

Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Pfc. Stephen Benish

Operation Enduring Freedom

  • Sgt. James W. Harvey II