Leonard Dudley Heaton

Leonard Dudley Heaton, 1923

Sci.D., Denison University
M.D., University of Louisville

Citation awarded on Saturday, June 4, 1949

Leonard Heaton is a brigadier general in the United States Army Medical Corps. He is chief of the surgical service and director of professional services at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. He previously was awarded the Legion of Merit for his work and conduct during his assignment as chief of the surgical service at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. As hospital commander in the European Theater of Operations he received two Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. His invitation to join the Halstead Surgical Society was a signal honor in that he was the first army officer ever to be selected for admission.