The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Chazray C. Clark of Ecorse, Michigan. Specialist Clark, 24, died Sept. 18 of injuries sustained during an attack by insurgents with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. He joined the Army in 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan with the 4-4 Calvary in February 2011.
Specialist Clark was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with Bronze service star, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Combat and Special Skill Badge, the Basic Marksmanship Qualifications Badge, the Rifle Expert Marksmanship Badge and the Overseas Service Bar. He received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and the NATO Medal posthumously.
Mount Clemens Public Library is located in Macomb County, Michigan. We are one of the oldest public libraries in the state of Michigan, having been founded in 1865. MCPL is a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative (SLC), an association of public libraries in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.