On Memorial Day, a quick story about a Trojan from World War II.
Don Clark played football at USC in 1942 before joining the Army. Clark was only 20 when he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He lost six fillings in his teeth when a German 88 mm artillery shell went off near him.
After the war, Clark returned to USC and played football in 1946-47. He became a USC assistant coach for five years and was the Trojans’ head coach in 1957-59. He should also get credit for hiring John McKay as an assistant coach in 1959.