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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Genbaku Dome: 1948

Genbaku Dome: 1948

"Erected By Hiroshima Children's Cultural Assoc In Memory of The Explosion And To Make The Event The CornerStone Of the Eternal World Peace." Sign at Genbaku Dome, part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The Genbaku Dome was the only structure left standing at the center of where the first atomic bomb exploded. Picture taken on March 6, 1948.

Captain Clarence V. 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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