FAUCETT, Ralph Eugene, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary NEC
210X-Medical Corp Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1974, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
Service Years
1942 - 1974
Medical Corps
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
Milton, Indiana
Last Address
His wish was to be buried with his family in Zion's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Pershing in western Wayne County, Indiana, with his first wife, Elizabeth C. (Carpenter). His parents and grandparents are buried there.

Date of Passing
Jan 17, 2014
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Combat Medical Badge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Ralph Eugene Faucett, M.D., Rear Admiral USN (Ret)

Dr. Ralph Faucett died peacefully at home in his sleep. The 97 years old cardiologist had been, a retired Navy physician, decorated Rear Admiral and a beloved husband, friend and gentleman.

Dr. Faucett's Navy career began in medical school as an Ensign in the volunteer medical corps in 1942. He served with the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division as surgeon during the Marianas and Okinawan Island campaigns and in the Occupation of Japan. Returning to the U.S. in 1946, Dr. Faucett completed residency training in internal medicine at Naval Hospital, San Diego. He served as Director of Submarine Medicine, US Naval Medical Research Laboratory, Groton, CT, and in 1953, Captain Faucett assumed the post of Commanding Officer of "Operation Hideout" a controlled medical study to predict, evaluate and treat responses to prolonged submersion that would be encountered by the Navy's nuclear submarine force during the Cold War. He was Chief of Medicine, Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan and Medical Advisor to the American Ambassador to Japan from 1962 to 1965. He helped establish an internship program for Japanese physicians to learn western medical practices. He was revered by those interns and their students who were in touch with Dr. Faucett until weeks before his death. From 1965 to 1967 Dr. Faucett served as Executive Officer, then Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, St. Albans, NY. He became Rear Admiral in 1969 and was designated Asst. Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for Medical Research and Military Medical Specialties. In 1972, he assumed command of Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA and, in 1973, assumed command of the newly organized Oakland Naval Regional Medical Center.

He retired from active duty on June 30, 1974 as Rear Admiral and continued his medical service as a consultant to the California Department of Health. Ralph will be missed by his wife, his family and his many friends in San Diego and around the world. He was a wonderful husband, uncle, friend and neighbor to all- a gentleman, a fine physician, a raconteur and a patriot.
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 Duty Stations
Naval Reserve Forces CommandNaval Hospital Great Lakes, IL1st FSSG/1st Medical BattalionSchool Assignments - Staff
Naval Training Station, Farragut, IDField Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA10th Marine RegimentNMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Nereus (AS-17)COMNAVSUBFORSchool Assignments - Staff
Submarine School Officers Basic Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)/Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL),Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)US NavyBureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Bureau of Medicine and SurgeryOak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  1942-1943, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1943-1944, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
  1944-1944, 1st FSSG/1st Medical Battalion
  1944-1944, 210X, V-12 Navy College Training Program
  1944-1944, Naval Training Station, Farragut, ID
  1944-1944, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA
  1944-1945, 1st FSSG/1st Medical Battalion
  1944-1945, 10th Marine Regiment
  1946-1947, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1947-1948, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1948-1949, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1949-1950, USS Nereus (AS-17)
  1950-1951, COMNAVSUBFOR/Submarine Squadron Support Unit (SSSU)
  1951-1951, Deep Sea Divers School
  1951-1952, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1952-1953, Naval Health Research Center (NHRC)/Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL),
  1953-1955, COMNAVSUBFOR
  1955-1959, 210X, Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
  1959-1962, Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
  1962-1965, Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
  1965-1969, Naval Hospital Long Island, NY (St. Albans)
  1967-1969, 3rd Naval District
  1969-1972, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
  1972-1974, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
Earlham CollegeIndiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
  1934-1938, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
  1938-1939, Earlham College
  1939-1942, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 01, 1968, ADMIRAL DESIGNATE 9
  Jul 18, 1974, BIO: RAdm. Ralph Eugene Faucett, M.D.
  May 24, 2014, Farm boy to Navy admiral
  Jun 01, 2014, General Photos5
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