2016 Distinguished Alumni Honoree
Mr. Clark Dean Webb, ‘61
Clark Dean Webb was born in Oklahoma City in 1943. An “Army Brat,” Webb had lived in 17 different locations prior to attending OMA in fall 1957. The only grade he started and finished in the same school was the 6th grade. Prior to starting high school, Webb and his parents decided it might be best to attend OMA so he could get a consistent educational philosophy during high school.
During his four years at OMA high school, he was in Headquarters Co. except for the first semester of his senior year when he was Battalion Sargent Major. He was a member of the band, football team and baseball team all four years and was on the wrestling team during his senior year. He also was part of the Best Drilled Company, Platoon and Squad, the Chapel Foundation, Chevron Society, Guidon Staff, Vedette Staff, Honor Court, O Club and New Cadet Detail. He received the Military Proficiency Ribbon and Outstanding Cadet Identification Disk, and he received the Outstanding High School Athlete Award upon his 1961 graduation.
His fondest memories of OMA are athletics; band trips to Oklahoma City, San Antonio and New Orleans; bivouac; and the train rides from Oklahoma City back to Claremore on Sunday evening.
Following graduation, he went to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while attending George Washington University for a year and a half and then to El Paso for another year and a half while attending Texas Western College. In 1964, he attended McMurry College in Abilene, Texas, where he graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence from 1967 to early 1971, after which he went directly into the FBI where he served as a Special Agent from 1971 until his retirement in 1996. While in the FBI, he was assigned to offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, New Orleans and Houston.
He married Terry A. Hewell in 1968 and they have two sons, Aric of New York City and Sean and wife Crystal of Evergreen, Colorado.
Throughout his life, he has been active in various church activities relating to youth, young adults and mission trips. From 1998 to 2003, he and his wife were Co-Youth Directors at their church in Seguin, Texas. From 1979- 2001, he was active in officiating football, soccer and volleyball. He was a volunteer with the Salt Lake City Olympic Torch Relay from Atlanta to Salt Lake 2001-02. He serves on the Boards of the Guadalupe Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Texas Lutheran University Wesley Foundation. He serves as a member of the Seguin Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, Guadalupe County Emergency Response Team, Guadalupe County Master Gardener’s and a volunteer with the Guadalupe County Children’s Advocacy Center.
His recollections of OMA were somewhat of a blur, until he returned to his first reunion in the early 1990s. Since then, some memories have been refreshed, but he always seems to dwell most on his classmates who gave their lives in Vietnam. He is proud to have been able to attend OMA and is truly humbled by being recognized as a Distinguished Alumni.