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Funeral will be held for long-time Iowa doctor on Monday

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McGREGOR (KWWL) -

The funeral for Clifford C. Smith M.D. will take place Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the MFL Mar-Mac McGregor Center Gymnasium in McGregor.

Smith was born in Waterloo in 1925. He later graduated from Waterloo East High School and later entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. in 1943. Dr. Smith was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

After the war, Smith enrolled at the University of Iowa and later became the first African American medical resident at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Iowa City.

Dr. Smith practiced medicine in Iowa for 41 years. In addition to private practice, Smith also served for several years as the Clayton County Medical Examiner.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and one hour prior to services on Monday at the MFL Mar-Mac McGregor Center.

Interment will be in the Garden of Memories, Waterloo on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. 

 

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