FLAG OPERATIONS LIAISON OFFICE
EASTERN UNITED STATES
A BRANCH OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OF NEW YORK
49 WEST 32nd STREET TELEX-12-6860
NEW YORK CITY 10001 PHONE(212) 279-1415
National Personnel Records Center
Room 3125, Mr Solto
Navy Telephone Unit
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63132
May 28, 1974
Dear Mr. Solto,
Enclosed please find a letter from Mr. L. Ron Hubbard giving me permission to obtain his war medals for forwarding to him.
His full name is Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. His Service number is 113392.
To give you some data about Mr. Hubbard: In 1941, at the outbreak of World War II, L. Ron Hubbard was commissioned in the U.S. Navy. He served in the South Pacific, and in 1942 was relieved by fifteen officers of rank and was rushed
home to take part in the 1942 battle against German submarines as Commanding Officer of a Corvette serving in the North Atlantic. In 1943 he was made Commodore of corvette squadrons, and in 1944 he worked with amphibious forces.
Below are listed the names of the medals that were awarded to him:
1. Navy Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Star
2. Purple Heart
3. Naval Reserve Medal
4. Organized Marine Corps Reserve Medal
5. (British) The 1939-45 War Medal
6. (French) Mehaille Commemorative Francaise 1939-1945
7. (Netherland) Bronzen Kruis
8. Philippine Defence with 3 silver Stars
9. American Defence Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star
10. American Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
11. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
12. European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (ETO Medal)
with 1 Bronze Star
13. WWII Victory Medal
14. National Defence
15. Armed Forces Reserve Medal
16. Navy Expert Rifleman
17. Navy Expert Pistol Shot
What is needed is the full size medals of these.
As Mr. Hubbard would like these right away please send them as soon as possible. I would appreciate it if you would send them air mail special delivery and bill me for the postage and any handling charges. You will be paid promptly.
Thank you very much.
Mr. Roger Pase
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I, L. Ron Hubbard, hereby give permission for MR. ROGER PASE to obtain data on what war medals were won by myself and to obtain these medals. He will be forwarding them on to me so that I may
My Service Number is 113392.
L. Ron Hubbard
18 June 1974
Mr. Roger Pase
c/o Flag Operations Liaison Office
Eastern United States
49 West 32nd Street
New York, New York 10001
Dear Mr. Pase:
In response to your letter of 28 May 1974, the following medals which former Lieutenant Lafayette R. Hubbard, U. S. Naval Reserve earned during his naval service, are forwarded:
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II victory Medal
The records in this Bureau fail to establish Mr. Hubbard’s entitlement to the other medals and awards listed in your request. If he has evidence to substantiate his entitlement to the other awards in question, further consideration will be given to your request upon submission of such evidence to
the Chief of Naval Personnel (Pers 374).
R. G. TRANCE
Lieutenant Commander, USN
Correspondence and Service Branch
By direction of the
Chief of Naval Personnel