Stevenson, McLean, S1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1947-1948, PhM-0000, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
Service Years
1946 - 1948
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1927
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Bloomington/Normal area of McLean County, Illinois
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Date of Passing
Feb 01, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr.
 
McLean Stevenson was born in McLean County, Illinois (where his middle name -- his first name was Edgar -- came from) on November 14, 1929. His family boasted a number of successes: father Edgar was a cardiologist, sister Ann Whitney went into acting, his great-uncle was former Vice President Adlai Stevenson (Grover Cleveland's V.P.), and his second cousin was U.N. ambassador Adlai Stevenson II. 

Edgar McLean Stevenson, Jr., better known as McLean Stevenson, was an American actor most recognized for his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake on the TV series M*A*S*H. He was also recognized for his role as Michael Nicholson on The Doris Day Show. Stevenson was born in the town of Normal, Illinois, in McLean County. He was the great-grandson of William Stevenson, brother of Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson, making him a second cousin once removed of presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson II. He was also the brother of actress Ann Whitney. His father, Edgar, was a cardiologist. Stevenson was educated at Lake Forest Academy and thereafter joined the Navy. After his service, he attended Northwestern University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in theater arts and was a proud and well-liked Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brother. 

Stevenson served in the Navy as a corpsman, sometimes listed as pharmacist’s mate, then went to Northwestern University's to study drama. Instead of heading to Hollywood, however, Stevenson remained in Illinois, selling insurance and working as an assistant athletics director at his alma mater. He also worked on cousin Adlai Stevenson's failed presidential candidacies in 1952 and 1956 as a press agent. Stevenson later enrolling at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, in New York City, where Lee Strasberg and Sandy Meisner were instructors.
   
Other Comments:
WWII Victory Medal: Last awarded December 31, 1946

McLean Stevenson served in the Navy from mid 1946 to mid 1948 and was therefore eligible to wear this award. 

The reason for this late date is that President Harry S. Truman did not declare an official end of hostilities until the last day of 1946.



Red Cross Rating Badge:  

Effective 2 April 1948 the Navy changed the names and insignia of the Hospital Corps. The new titles were hospitalman recruit, hospitalman apprentice, hospitalman, hospital corpsmen third, second, and first class, and chief hospital corpsman. The red Geneva cross, which had marked corpsmen for 50 year
s, was replaced in the rating badge with the winged caduceus.
   
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 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(HM) Hospital Corpsman A SchoolNaval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
  1946-1946, AS-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1946-1947, HA-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School
  1947-1948, PhM-0000, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
 Colleges Attended 
Northwestern UniversityIllinois Wesleyan University
  1948-1952, Northwestern University
  1948-1948, Illinois Wesleyan University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Feb 15, 1996, McLean Stevenson3
  Feb 14, 2013, General Photos2
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