United States Army Lieutenant Colonel • Line of Duty Death: March 13, 2015

On July 20th, 2022, United States Army Master Sergeant Michael Clark passed away after being struck by lightning during a training exercise at Training Area 26 in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Clark was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and was raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1999 and immediately enlisted in the United States Army where he would train as an operating room technician. After completing basic training, Clark engaged in military specialization training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas before returning to Connecticut where he was employed by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as an Operating Room technician. Throughout Clark’s 22-year long career with the U.S. Army, he was deployed four times, to Kuwait, Iraq, and twice to Afghanistan. Most recently, Clark had been working at the Connecticut Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital and for ECHN at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Clark loved spending time with his family and taking them on adventures, bringing them to climb Mount Washington, and going on ski trips throughout New England.

U.S. Army Master Sergeant Michael Clark is survived by his wife of 15 years, Rachel, and their two children, Logan and Hailey.