CDR Arthur Stuart Walton, Ret.
Conté crayon on paper, 1943
Comdr. Arthur Stuart Walton - USN - class of 1913 U.S. Naval Academy - awarded Navy Cross - 1917-18 - commander destroyer. Hopkins - in convoy duty - retired 1925 for physical disability [sic] unable to walk for 18 months - given one year to live by his physicians - went into business life while still on crutches and achieved success.
Made three efforts to volunteer - finally accepted by navy altho [sic] he had been desuaded [sic] by his closest Navy friend, however after having made perfect physical recovery, came back on active duty March 1941. Order to duty assistant port director Pearl Harbor - Since April 1942 at sea in command of convoys - “convoy commodore.”
Works by McClelland Barclay in the Navy Art Collection: “Heroes of the South Seas” sketches: DESTROYERS