Tripler Army Medical Center

       Public Affairs Office Media Release;

For Immediate Release                               Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785

       Release Number 05-035                                                                            May 8, 2005


                                                                         by Les Ozawa

Tripler remembers former telemedicine director


       Martha Malone, sister-in-law (left), and Margaret Malone, widow of the late Maj. (Dr.) Francis "Buzz" Malone, look at the memorial plaque inscribed with his name in Tripler Army Medical Center's Memorial Garden. Malone was remembered by about three dozen Tripler staff members and friends at a ceremony April 12.


       Malone had worked at Tripler as chief of its telemedicine program until his death Jan. 31, 2005.  He was first assigned to Tripler in 1993 and retired as an Army major in 1998, after serving as Tripler’s chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics. Immediately upon retirement, he headed Tripler’s telemedicine program, which he was instrumental in establishing for the Department of Defense in the Pacific region.


       Col. (Dr.) Charles Callahan, Tripler’s Pediatric Department chief, remarked that the one word that described Malone was integrity. “There was a wholeness and sameness in him.  He was the same, no matter how you looked at him,” Callahan said. “He is always the man I would hope to be and what I hope my children would grow up to become.”