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Man recalls role in JFK funeral
Served as pallbearer for historic ceremony
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Hugh Clark holds his medal of commendation in front of a photo of himself at age 18. He received the medal for his service as a pallbearer for President John F. Kennedy. - photo by Crystal Ledford
Hugh Clark was just 18 years old when he took on a task of huge national and historical magnitude. Clark, who addressed members of the Forsyth-Cumming Optimist Club on Thursday, was one of six pallbearers who laid President John F. Kennedy to rest after his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Clark, a Johns Creek resident who spent most of his life as a police officer in New York, said he remembers the day Kennedy was shot and killed "like it was yesterday."