John Morgan Clack
Buried – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN
1st Lt, Medical Corp
“News of Sudden Death of Lt. John M. CLACK Reaches Here Sunday. Full Military Funeral With Honors Held at Edmonton Canada on Feb. 1st. Official confirmation has been received by relatives here of the sudden death on January 30th, of Lieutenant John Morgan CLACK, Jr., at Peace River, Canada, where he was attached as an army medical officer with the 90th Engineering Corps engaged in the construction of the Un-alaska Military Highway. Death came as the result of a heart attack it was learned officially Tuesday, although first word of his death reached here Sunday noon. Lieut. CLACK’s body was flown from Peace River to Edmonton, Alberta, and the funeral with full military honors was held there on Monday, Feb. 1st. . . . Lieut. CLACK was a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis and interned in the Campbell Clinic, also in Memphis. He practiced medicine for a short time in Knoxville, later going to West Point, Ga., where he built up a large practice. He held a commission in the Army Medical Corps Reserve for some ten years, however, and when calls were first made by a rapidly expanding U.S. Army, he immediately volunteered, leaving his home and practice at West Point for active duty two years ago. He had served his country ably and well in the medical detachment since that time.”
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 11 Feb 1943, Vol. 63, No. 6.
“Funeral of Lieut. J. Morgan CLACK Held Here Monday. Body Brought Here Saturday After Four Months Burial in Canada. Final rites for Lt. John Morgan CLACK were held from the home of his mother, Mrs. J.M. CLACK, on Kingston avenue, Monday afternoon at 230 p.m. Lieut. CLACK passed away on January 30, at Peace River, Canada, where he was attached as an army medical officer with the 90th Engineering Corps engaged in construction of the Alcan military highway. His body was first flown to Edmonton, Alberta, where services with full military honors were held. It was not until last Saturday afternoon that his body reached Rockwood accompanied by a military escort, Capt. DAVIS, of Edmonton . . . Lieut. CLACK was a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis. He practiced medicine for a short time in Knoxville, later going to West Point, Ga., where he built up a large practice. He held a commission in the Army Medical Corps Reserve for some ten years, going into active service Jan. 5, 1941.”
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 3 Jun 1943, Vol. 63, No. 22.
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 28 May 1905
- Date of death: 30 January 1943
- County: Roane
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 90th Engineering Corps
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Middle Panel
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