Physical Evaluation Board
U. S. Naval Hospital
Saint Albans, New York
27 February 1950
The board met at 2:30 p.m. February 27, 1950, pursuant to an order, copy prefixed marked “A”.
Captain Edward J. Goodbody, Medical Corps, U. S. Navy
Captain Michael J. Maldnaphy, U. S. Navy
Captain Allen G. Ogden, U. S. Navy
Commander John T. Cangelosi. Medical Corps. U. S. Navy
Lieutenant Commander Joseph A. Began. U. S. Navy. members;
and Lieutenant Commander Thomas R. Andrews. U. S. Naval Reserve, recorder.
Lieutenant LaFayette H. Hubbard, U. S. Naval Reserve, was authorized to appear before the Physical Evaluation Board by the Chief of Naval Personnel, copy prefixed marked “B”.
Lieutenant Hubbard waived his right to appear before the Physical Evaluation Board; copy of waiver prefixed marked “C”.
Lieutenant Hubbard has been advised by the senior member that he has the right to be represented by counsel and the right to file a rebuttal to the recommended findings of the board.
Lieutenant Hubbard, in his waiver, prefix “B”, stated he did not desire to be represented by counsel.
The precept was read by the recorder and there was no objection to any member.
The recorder stated he did not desire to call any witnesses and offered to the board for its consideration the following papers which are appended marked “1” and “2”, both of which were read.
Lieutenant Hubbard has not submitted any evidence nor made a statement.
The board was cleared.
The board was opened at 3:15 p.m., this date, and all parties to the hearing entered.
The senior member announced that the board, after deliberating on the evidence before it, decided to make the following recommended findings:
(1) That Lieutenant LaFayette R. Hubbard, U. S. Naval Reserve, be found fit to perform the duties of his rank as of 16 February 1946, the date of his release from active duty.
The senior member has advised Lieutenant Hubbard that the recommended finding of the board does not indicate what the final determination of the Secretary of the levy will be and that it was communicated to him only for the purpose of filing a rebuttal if he so desires.
St. Albans Naval Hospital
Subject: Lieutenant LaFayette R. HUBBARD, D., U. S. Naval Reserve, 113392, (Inactive), Box 1796, Savannah, Georgia. Physical Fitness — proceedings pertaining to retirement.
L. P. HOLT
3. After a thorough review of the record and careful consideration of the case of Lieutenant LaFayette R. HUBBARD, D, U.S. Naval Reserve, 113392, (Inactive), including the record of proceedings of the Naval Medical Survey Review Board dated 11 June 1948, the appearance and argument in his behalf of his representative, Dr. H. C. micAD., Medical Consultant, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Defense Building, 1026 Seventeenth Street, N.V., Washington 6, D.C., before this board on 14 December 1948 in the absence of Lieutenant HUBBARD, and the report of special medical examination by the. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, New York, dated 19 November 1948, the Retirement advisory Board recommends that the opinion and recommendation of the Naval Medical Survey Review Board dated 11 June 1948 be disapproved and that, Lieutenant Hubbard be authorized to appear before a naval retiring board.
4. From a review of the medical record together with the present findings it has been concluded that Lt. Hubbard has an active chronic duodenal ulcer, a mild to moderate conjunctivitis of an allergic type, minimal to moderate osteo-arthritic changes of the dorsal and lumbar spine; and a chronic bursitis of the right shoulder with calcium deposits in or near the tendinous insertion of the supraspinatus muscle. It is considered most likely that these conditions arose while this officer was serving in an active duty status and it is believed that he is unfit for any duty at the present time but that these defects are not necessarily permanent.
Box 1036 G.P.O.
New York City
October 22, 1948
From: Lieut. LaFayette Ronald HUBBARD, D USNR, (Inactive) 113392
To : President, Retirement Advisory Board
Washington, 25, D.C.
Subject: Physical Fitness – report concerning.
1. As suggested in your letter to me of recent date, I reported to the St. Albans Naval Hospital, St. Albans, L.I. for a complete and thorough examination to determine my present physical condition.
2. As requested, I am reporting to you that the examination has been made and was completed as of this date after a period of nine days of hospitalization.
3. The findings of the officers at the St. Albans Hospital, I am assured, will be submitted to you as soon as they are typed and signed.
4. Lack of proper identification of your correspondence in this letter is due to my having have to part with your letter to me at the hospital and the lack of a copy in their files.
LaFayette Ronald Hubbard
cc: C.L. Weickhardt.