North Hollywood, Calif.
March 28, 1948
From: Mr. LaFayette Ronald Hubbard (Lieut. D, USNR 113392).
To : The Chief of Naval Personnel.
(a) Your letter of March 23rd 1948, Pers 325-PRS/rec 113392.
(b) Section 302, Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944.
1. By reference (b) I am entitled to a review in my case for retirement as an officer of the Naval Reserve rendered disabled by injuries and illnesses incurred as a direct result of active service during the recent war.
2. Your letter – reference (a) states I am so entitled. It further states I must so request it.
3. I request a review of my retirement case under references (a) and (b).
4. Prior to my entrance on active naval service in 1941 I was in excellent health. I was rendered physically incapable by service with the navy. I was separated from the service as being of no further use to it regardless of the wordings of the orders I received. No proper diagnosis of illness or physical condition was ever made by the Navy beyond a duodenal ulcer despite my complete inability to perform any part of my naval duties. I was informed by the Naval Hospital at Oak Knoll that I was recommended for retirement by their board on Sept. 10, 1945, a fact at variance with reference (a). I was not restored to active duty or any part of active duty on Dec. 6, 1945 but was only so ordered as a subterfuge to enable my release from service. I was offered no further hospitalization by the Navy. I spent the ensuing year in civilian hospitals at my own expense. I am without income or means of support and have been rendered an invalid by my naval service. All my disabilities are service connected. I could perform no part of my duty as a naval officer. I cannot follow my profession or earn my living as a civilian. I owe my present useless condition to my service as a naval officer, and I look to the United States Navy to make proper and adequate recompense in accordance with the laws of Congress, customs and regulations of service and the honor of government.
L. RON HUBBARD