|AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
Irwin Ritter Clarke
Chief Machinist's Mate, U.S. Navy
|Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: November 20, 1942
Buried at: Plot A Row 1 Grave 060
Courier-Post - December 1943
ULAK LISTED JAP PRISONER IN PHILIPPINES BATTLE
Informed of Son’s Capture;
Navy Reports I.R. Clark Killed
S. Ulak of 914 Atlantic Avenue was listed as a Japanese prisoner in
the Philippines battle by the War Department last night. The list
includes the names of 17 additional soldiers from New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Navy Department also announced Irwin R. Clark, Chief Machinist Mate, of
826 State Street, previously reported wounded, was killed in action.
Ulak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ulak, was graduated from Camden
High School in 1932. He entered Lehigh University, completed a ROTC
course and was graduated in 1936. Before joining the Army Ulak
was employed as a geologist by an oil firm.
mother said she received the notice from the War Department December 22
that her son was a prisoner. She got another letter Christmas Eve.
“The fact we learned he is still alive was the best Christmas
gift we received,” Mrs. Ulak said. “We had not heard from him since
June. We knew he had gone from Bataan seven days before the Japs took
“His last letter was written in May. We did not get it until
the following month. He said he was writing it by the light of the moon
on Corregidor. He said the Americans were going through hell”
hope this letter is received because I am writing it under dramatic
circumstances” he wrote.
letter apparently had been placed in a second envelope and given to
another person who got off the island before it fell to the Japs.
has a brother, George, who is a sergeant at Fort Shelby
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