Arkansas Valor - Raymond W. Clark

Lake City, AR resident Raymond Clark talks about his time in the Army as a Private during WWII, his participation in the D-Day Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, and his accounts of Hitler's Final Solution. At 96 years old he is blind and still lives at home, with his wife of 79 years. After the war, Pvt. Clark began his calling into the ministry, serving as a preacher for over 60 years.

Pvt. Clark doesn't talk about his experiences often and some stories he wouldn't share, including the Bronze Star he was awarded for Valor. However, we were able to capture a unique perspective into the war, through the eyes of a once young man, from a small town in Arkansas.

  • Terrence Ward
    Arkansas Valor
  • Terrence Ward
    Arkansas Valor
  • T. Ward Media
    Arkansas Valor
  • Raymond W. Clark
    Key Cast
  • Terrence Ward
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Documentary, History, War
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Terrence Ward

Born in 1989 in Northeast Arkansas, Terrence is the son of Anita Tallent of Jonesboro and Terry Ward of Walnut Ridge. Terrence's interest in the world of television and film goes back to his youth. A fan of professional wrestling, he often imitated the announcers that captivated his attention at such a young age. In 2006 he was granted an opportunity to begin that journey of using his voice to entertain audiences across the Mid-South. Since 2006, Terrence has continued that work expanding into voice over work and documentary productions. He credits his Father's service of 15 years in the United States Army as the catalyst for his latest project, Arkansas Valor. With 18 family members who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces, Arkansas Valor came as no surprise. Because of his commitments to preserving the stories of our veterans, he was appointed to the Wings of Honor Museum Board of Directors in June 2017. He credits his life and experiences to God and is thankful for family and friends who've supported him all these years.

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Director Statement

I am honored to be able to capture the stories of our nation's veterans who've served at home and abroad. Their selfless sacrifices have earned them a permanent place in the halls of history and in my heart. Capturing their stories is preserving our history. Perspectives of history that you will not find in text books. Perspectives that offer raw emotion and honesty in some of the most bleak of circumstances. Their tenacity to survive and defend our freedoms are expressed in these documentaries, yet their voice is united in one particular way. They do not seek glory. They do not seek recognition. They see it as just doing their duty. I hope that you will enjoy this film and the effort that was put into its production.