Buckley, James Ralph, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1981-1984, 131X, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1959 - 1984

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Home State
New York
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Year of Birth
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Home Town
Last Address
Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri

Date of Passing
Aug 26, 2012
Location of Interment
Mount Rose Memorial Park - Lebanon, Missouri
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Not Specified

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After retiring from the Navy, James pursued a career as a pharmacist and worked in New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Missouri.

James was raised in the Presbyterian faith, and served as an elder in churches he belonged to throughout the years.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Blue Lodge, and was active ith the Knights Templar and the York Rite. Over his sixty years in the Masonic Lodge, he had served as chaplain and in various other positions.

James and Ruth loved traveling around the world, visiting China, India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, several European countries such as Norway and Denmark, South America, Israel, and Egypt. His last adventure was on a safari through Africa. James enjoyed horseback riding, driving his boat across the lake, and working as a pharmacist. His family was very dear to him and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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James spent his early years in the District of Columbia and Maryland areas. He was a graduate of Eastern High School, and then graduated Cum Laude as a pharmacist from the University of Buffalo, New York. He also earned an MBA from the University of Alabama. He entered officer training in the United States Navy at Newport, Rhode Island, and his first naval assignment was at Midway Island. He received additional training as a naval aviator in Corpus Christi, Texas, and he served in several squadrons in leadership positions on both the East and West Coast, and was a C.O. of his own squadron. He also was an instructor of R.O.T.C. at the University of Pennsylvania. James was the American Representative at the Royal Naval Staff College in Greenwich, England. He also served on Admiral Baldwin's staff that introduced the S 3 to the U.S. Navy, and was the Chief of Staff for Admiral Bodensteiner in Naples, Italy. His final tour of duty found him stationed at the Pentagon.
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Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
  1981-1984, 131X, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
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