James Clark is a staff writer for Task & Purpose. He served in the Marine Corps as a combat correspondent from 2008-2012, deploying twice to Afghanistan with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, taking part in the battle of Marjah in 2010, and again in 2011 to Sangin and Kajaki Sofla. He has worked as a print reporter, photojournalist, digital engagement editor, and researcher.
Recent articles from James Clark
Gear & Tech
The Lamest Hobby Led To This Lifesaving Bulletproof Shield
A group of engineers designed a bulletproof shield that’s light, portable, and inspired by origami. Which is neat.
Russian WWII Theme Park Lets Kids Fight The Battle Of Berlin
A new attraction at a Russian theme park lets kids recreate the final moments of World War II’s Battle of Berlin.
He Watched The Battle Of Gettysburg From His House, Then Joined In
John L. Burns was a 69-year-old veteran who was still so full of piss and vinegar that he saw the Battle of Gettysburg from his house and joined in.
Gear & Tech
Killer Golden Eagles Take To The Skies Over France To Slay Drones
The French air force is training golden eagles to repel drones and reclaim the skies.
Why The Marine Corps Is Taking A Break From ‘The Few, The Proud’
The Marine Corps is temporarily dropping its iconic slogan in favor of a new ad campaign.
These Congressmen Are Fighting To Clear Names Of Marines Abandoned By The Corps
A bipartisan group of Marine veterans in Congress are on a mission to clear the names of a group of MARSOC Marines.
Legendary Soldier Hal Moore Will Be Laid To Rest With A Public Funeral
The public has been invited to attend the funeral of retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, who was depicted in the film “We Were Soldiers.”
This Marine’s Court Case Reads Like A Police Blotter Highlight Reel
This ex-Marine put his Uber driver in a chokehold while going 65 miles per hour and then somehow dodged a felony charge.
For 25 Years, This Marine Kept A Dark Secret That Involved A Famous Disney Cartoon
The voice of Disney’s Bambi was actually a United States Marine who served three tours in Vietnam.
Family & Relationships
This Texas Man Was A Dirtbag To His Family. When He Died, They Got Their Revenge
The man’s family published what is easily the most brutally honest obituary ever written.
This Animation Tells The True Story Of A Soldier Who Was Lynched For Being Black In 1898
This animated short film tells the tragic story of a black soldier who was lynched in 1898, after recently returning home.
Gear & Tech
This Crazy Inventor Built A Lifesize AT-AT Walker In His Backyard
Inventor Colin Furze may have made the greatest playhouse ever for his kid: An AT-AT walker from Star Wars that’s taller than his actual home.
In Hilarious ‘John Wick’ Spoof, The Dog Is Back And Looking For Vengeance
This video answers two key questions: What if John Wick died instead of his dog? And what if his dog was actually a highly trained killing machine?
Here’s Why The Navy Is After This Fish’s Slimy Snot
The hagfish can create slime underwater to protect itself from attackers and the Navy has some ideas on how to use it.
Gear & Tech
This Theme Park Lets You Drive A F**king Tank Through A House
Forget Disneyland, this theme park puts you in the driver’s seat of a tank and lets you crush cars and houses.
Tricare Made A Joke About Military Dependents And People Loved It
Tricare recently made a dig at military dependents on Facebook, then they took it down, but now people want it back.
UNSUNG HEROES: This Airman Dove Into A River To Recover 2 Men While Under Fire
This airman broke cover, charged across open ground, and blew up an enemy fighting position days after diving into a river under fire to try to rescue two soldiers.
ISIS Fighters Are Turning Into Malingerers To Get Out Of Combat
You know you’ve got your enemy on the ropes when he goes to the doctor's office before you kick his ass.