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Earl Clark


Clark, Earl E.

Rank, Company, Regiment

CPT        HQ-1      87th

Birth date/Death Date


Vermont Location

South Londonderry


12/7/79 inducted into the Army's Hall of Fame
  1999 inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame

Honorary Colonel of 87th at Fort Drum

Importance of Vermont

"My father was the Methodist minister and I was born in our   home next to the church [South Londonderry]."

First skiing experience

"I first skied at the age of 13 in Wisconsin, toe straps   and galoshes! As the years went by I got better skis and boots and by 1939   was a good, but certainly not expert, skier. I worked for the summers of 1940   and 41 at Jenny Lake in the Grand Tetons and did considerable skiing in the   back country and climbing of the Teton peaks."



Competitive Skiing


What was your experience in the 10th like?


Why did you join the 10th?

When the creation of the 87th was announced, it was there that I   had to go! I have felt or the rest of my life that I served with a fabulous   group of men which made the 10th great!"

Ski Patrol

"My return to skiing was as head of the patrol at the   Arapahoe Basin the year it opened and I have skied ever since." 

Ski School


Ski Industry

1985 became Board member   of the Over the Hill Gang, International, a ski and adventure club for   seniors, President 1988-1992.

Vermont Ski Area Connection


Role of Skiing in your Life

"Skiing after the war was my way of life."

Other information

Founder of the National Association of the 10th Mountain   Division and its National President for 7 years.
  Chairman of the Board of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation and Chairman   Emeritus of the National Association.
  Founder of the International Federation of Mountain Soldiers.

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