A full, hot & hearty breakfast will be served at 6 AM. Our program will begin promptly at 6:45 AM and will include inspirational singing, the presentation of the Don & Dorothy Gabriel Kingdom Builder Award, and a vitally important message from our keynote speaker. The program will commence at 8:30 AM.
The Honorable Allen B. Clark
1963 West Point graduate, Allen Clark, served in Vietnam as a Military Intelligence Officer involved in undercover intelligence operations against Cambodia. After his assignment to the Fifth Special Forces camp in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, he required fifteen months of hospitalization for treatment of amputation of both his legs below his knees. Because of his service, Clark was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Air Medal and Combat Infantryman's Badge.
From 1979-1981, he served as Special Assistant to Texas Governor Bill Clements. In 1982, he was a candidate for Treasurer of the State of Texas. After nomination by President George H.W. Bush, he was confirmed twice by the United States Senate, once as the assistant secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordinator, and then as director of the National Cemetery System of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He retired in 2005 as the Public Affairs Officer of the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas.
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