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USS Morton: 1947

USS Morton: 1947

USS Morton (DD-948) a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy. This is the ship Clarence V. Ward first sailed on to Japan.

Ward was sent with the US Army to provide ophthalmology care to war-refugee Japanese children and adults as well as American Service personnel.

From a photo album titled "Pictures from Japan and Elsewhere." Occupied Japan era, Captain Clarence V. Ward, US Army from 1947-1949, 28th General Hospital, Osaka, Japan. Clarence lived in Peoria, Illinois (Feb. 13, 1922 - June 5, 2009).

Ward served in the US Army from 1947-1949, 28th General Hospital, Osaka, Japan attaining the rank of Captain. He graduated from St. Bernard's Grade School in 1936; Spalding Institute in 1940; University of Notre Dame in 1944 where he earned his BS; and University of St. Louis School of Medicine in 1946. He served his internship at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis, MO from 1946-1947; Post Graduate at Northwestern University in Ophthalmology from 1949-1950; Residency at Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, IL from 1950-1952 in Ophthalmology. He was an Ophthalmologist full time from 1952-1995 and part time from 1996-2004.

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This is not the USS Morton DD-948 (commissioned 1959). This is the US Army Transport Ship General C G Morton. Was a US Navy ship during the war, then transferred to the Army in 1946. Later taken back over by the Navy. https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/histories/shi...

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