Clark B. Potter (at left) was born on October 3rd, 1891 in Kimball, Brule County, South Dakota; eventually landing in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clark went on to serve as an officer with Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment of the 32nd Division during WWI. He was wounded by friendly fire in August of 1918 during the Battle of Fismes (Second Battle of the Marne) where he was sent to a hospital for the remainder of the war. This incredible photo of Clark posing in a Paris photo studio on Christmas Day, 1918 includes two other wounded soldiers of different regiments. Clark lost his leg in the battle and can be seen posing with his amputation in full display.
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Whats The Reason For That Logo Across The Pictures..?
I Mean REALLY – Is That Necessary..?
I’ve given unwatermarked versions to authors, researchers and family members for years. When a $14.99 copy of a photo from my site pops up on eBay it gets a bit annoying. I paid over $150 for this postcard….