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Frank F. Ledford Jr.

Frank Finley Ledford Jr. (April 22, 1934 – May 15, 2019) was an American orthopedic surgeon. He served as the 37th Surgeon General of the United States Army from 1988 to 1992. He reached the U.S. Army rank of lieutenant general. He also held positions as a clinical professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ledford died after a short illness on May 15, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 85.[1]


  1. Frank Ledford Obituary. Porter Loring Mortuaries. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.