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Newsmaker: Michael Clark

| Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 12:02 a.m.
Michael Clark, 36, a reservist from Ross, oversaw installation and setup at the Fisher House, a new $5.5 million lodge free for families of veterans receiving care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System‘s University Drive Campus.Noteworthy: Clark oversaw installation and setup at the Fisher House, a new $5.5 million lodge free for families of veterans receiving care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System‘s University Drive Campus. Age: 36Residence: Clark is from Ross, but is now on temporary military assignment abroad.Occupation: He is an active-duty reservist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 2nd Brigade Infantry Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division.

Michael Clark

Noteworthy: Clark oversaw the opening of the Fisher House, a new $5.5 million lodge free for families of veterans receiving care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System‘s University Drive Campus.

Age: 36

Residence: Ross (Now on temporary military assignment abroad)

Occupation: He is an active-duty reservist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 2nd Brigade Infantry Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division

Background: Clark served in Bosnia from 1995 to 1996 and in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2006. He joined the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in 2011 to help coordinate that year's National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which drew more than 550 athletes to Pittsburgh. He is expected to rejoin the system as manager of the Fisher House when he returns from his mission, although hospital officials don't know when that will be

Education: Bachelor's degree from Penn State University in 2002

Quote: “The Fisher House gives our military heroes the priceless gift of having family close at hand as they heal and recover at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.”

— Tim Puko

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