1st Battalion 22nd Infantry


Sgt Lewis S. Clark
Company M 22nd Infantry Regiment

Memories of the 1906 Earthquake



Lewis S. Clark as a Private in the 22nd Infantry



Lewis S. Clark was born in McCords, Kent County, Michigan in 1882.

He enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Private in Company M of the 22nd Infantry
on January 3, 1905 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. His enlistment record indicated he stood
5 feet 11 inches tall, had dark brown hair, blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous
occupation was listed as Farmer.

Clark joined Company M at Camp Keithley on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines
on March 10, 1905. He served in combat with the 22nd Infantry in the Philippines, returned
with the Regiment to California, served during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906,
participated in the Maneuvers at American Lake, Washington in 1906 where he was promoted
to Corporal, deployed with the Regiment to Goldfield, Nevada in December 1907 for strike
duty and was discharged as a Sergeant at Fort McDowell, California on January 2, 1908.



Special Orders number 72, of the 22nd Infantry,
promoting Lewis S. Clark to the rank of Corporal:





Lewis S. Clark's Discharge paper:





Newspaper article from 1956:


** This uniform was displayed by 1-22 IN at Fort Hood and then at Fort Carson.
It is presently in the custody of 2-22 IN at Fort Drum.





Lewis Clark's obituary from 1962:





Certificate of Appreciation, signed by John F. Kennedy




Lewis S. Clark died on March 4, 1962.

Whitneyville Cemetery
Kent County


Grave marker for Lewis S. Clark

Photo by Heather from the Find A Grave website








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