Maj. Gen. Percy W. Clarkson
Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific

Maj. Gen. Percy W. Clarkson

     Maj. Gen. Percy Clarkson was a native of San Antonio, Texas. He graduated in 1915 from Texas A&M College with a degree in electrical engineering. A veteran of both world wars, he served as Deputy Commanding General for the US Army Pacific from 1950-1953.

     During World War II, Clarkson commanded the 33rd Infantry Division and saw combat in New Guinea, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippine Islands during which they captured the city of Bagio. Later, the 33rd was one of the first units to enter Japan during its occupation. Clarkson was then assigned to command the X Corps and subsequently was Chief of Staff to Gen. MacArthur in Tokyo. Perhaps his most significant assignment was that of Commander for Joint Task Force Seven, which oversaw nuclear testing at Eniwetok Proving Grounds in the Pacific. He retired from this assignment in 1954.

     Clarkson's many awards included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. He died on 14 September 1962.


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