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Admiral John "Slew" S. McCain, Sr.

John "Slew" Sidney McCain Sr.

Carroll County, MS
Born 1884
Coronado, CA, United States
Died 1945


John "Slew" McCain served his country with honor in a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy from 1907 until 1945. He rose to the rank of four-star Admiral. He served in both World War I and World War II. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and eventually commanded the U.S.S. Ranger (CV-4) from 1937-1939. He became one of the oldest aviator's in Navy history beginning at age 52. In World War II he was a major force in the Pacific Theater where he was at battles at Okinawa, The Philippines, and Commander at Guadalcanal. He was present on the U.S.S. Missouri for the Japanese surrender and died just four days later on September 6, 1945.

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Years of Service


Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

World War I

World War II
Pacific Theater Campaign
Battle of Okinawa