Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Victor Clark. I was born in 1966 on an Air Force base in Puerto Rico. I moved around a lot as a child. I lived in California, Delaware, Michigan, Tennessee, Mississippi, and North Carolina by the time I was sixteen. I graduated high school from Northside Christian Academy in Charlotte NC in 1984.In 1988, I joined the Navy. My first command was VA-75 at NAS Oceana in Virginia. VA-75 was an A-6 Intruder squadron and I worked on the line as a plane captain (line rat!). We were deployed aboard the USS Kennedy. I spent a total of fourteen months at sea and served in the first Gulf War.
Above is a picture of me in the Gulf standing beside the aircraft I was responsible for. I even got a few awards and commendations. I have visited a few countries, many while in the Navy. I have been to Canada, France, Greece, Jamaica, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. While I was in Alexandria, Egypt I was able to see many ancient sites. My second command in the Navy was at AIMD in Norfolk, where I performed complete engine repairs on T-58 engines. I was honorably discharged in 1995, that was the year I started collecting Roman coins. I used to collect American coins but I became bored with them. My first coin was a denarius of Caracalla and I was hooked. I started reading all I could about ancient coins and I got a subscription to the Celator in 1996. Since I liked the Mid-East, I took a job in Saudi Arabia in 1998. I was the engine specialist for V.I.P. Royal Flight (reference card I made with some engine specs). I was a member of The Royal Naval Association (God save the Queen!). On days off, I browsed through the shops for ancient coins. It was very hot in the desert, though! After about a year and a half, I came back to the States. I settled in Tennessee with the rest of my family. (the hunting is good in Tennessee.) After a few years, I decided to go back to school. I enrolled at Volunteer State Community College in 2001. It was a great year since I met my wife also. We met online (here is the online pic- first time I saw her...she got rid of the dog and kept me!) and married during my sophmore year at school. In 2003, I transferred to Middle Tennessee State University. I graduated in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in history with minors in archaeology and biology. I completed my master's degree in history in 2009. In addition to my emphasis on medieval history, I have studied Spanish, German, French, and Latin; but I am only fluent in English! My master's thesis is about ...Constantine and numismatics, in which I tried to stress the multi-disciplinary aspects of numismatics. I currently live in Bellevue TN with my wife,Dawn, our dog and two cats, and life is good!
I am a member
of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society for the War of 1812,
and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. My interests lately have shifted
more to military history, specifically the War between the States. I have
also been doing genealogical work and have a page about the military
exploits of three generations of my ancestors.
last modified on 24 Feb 2012