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July 29, 2020

Obituary Listing

AsMA has just learned that James W. Ralph, M.D., a Life Member of AsMA, died in 2018.

   He earned his pre-med degree at Stanford University in 1958 and graduated from Duke Medical School in 1962. He enrolled in the U.S. Army shortly afterward, serving in Vietnam, where he earned the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, 11 Air Medals, the Army Commendation for Valor, and many other recognitions across 3 tours of duty. He also earned a Purple Heart after a crash in the Mekong Delta. After his stint in the Army, he began a civilian career with a private otolaryngology practice in New Jersey. He also worked as a surgeon in the Naval Reserve, as active duty in the Air Force, and back to private practice. In 1990, he served in the Iraq War, after which he rejoined the Army. He spent 3 years in Europe and
on return to the United States, he was assigned a post at UCLA. He then served at Fort Rucker until his retirement and was awarded the Legion of Merit. On online obituary can be found at https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/james-walker-
ralph/
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