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John "Jack" S. McCain, Jr.

John "Jack" Sidney McCain Jr.


BIRTHPLACE
Council Bluffs, IA
Born 1911
HOMETOWN
Washington, DC, United States
Died 1981

BIOGRAPHY


Admiral John "Jack" McCain, Jr., served his country with honor during a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy. He served in World War II, The Korean War, and rose to be commander of CINCPAC during The Vietnam War. He also served as Commander of the Atlantic Fleet at one time and was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931. The U.S.S. John McCain (DDG-56), a destroyer is named in honor of both him and his father. Among his service awards were the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and the Legion of Merit. He retired from the Navy on November 1, 1972, without fanfare or ceremony. He died on March 22, 1981 during a military flight over the Atlantic Ocean.

AWARDS


Bronze Star Medal
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Military Rank


Admiral

Years of Service


1927-1972

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
Vietnam War

 
World War II

 
Korean War