Funeral for Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark scheduled

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Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark

Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark

Funeral services for Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, are scheduled for Wednesday.

Services begin with a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Cadet Chapel, followed by a graveside service at the Academy Cemetery.

Clark died March 8. He was 96.

A resident of Colorado Springs, Clark was the sixth superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, from Aug. 1, 1970, to July 31, 1974.

Clark was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and went on to a flying career after graduation. He went to England in June 1942 with the 31st Fighter Group. He was shot down over Abbeville, France, in July 1942 and spent 33 months as a prisoner of war.

After World War II, he progressed through key staff and command assignments stateside and overseas, culminating in his 1970 appointment as superintendent of the academy.