John S. McCain Jr.
John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr. (January 17, 1911 – March 22, 1981) was a United States Navy admiral. He served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the Commander, United States Pacific Command. He is the father of John McCain.
|Born||January 17, 1911|
Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||March 22, 1981 (aged 70)|
In air over North Atlantic
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1931-1972|
|Unit||retirement in 1972|
|Commands held||USS Gunnel (SS-253)|
USS Dentuda (SS-335)
Amphibious Forces, Atlantic Fleet
Eastern Sea Frontier
Atlantic Reserve Fleet
U.S. Naval Forces Europe
U.S. Pacific Command
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit (3)
|Relations||Adm. John S. McCain, Sr. (father)|
Sen. John S. McCain III (son)
McCain, Jr. was born on January 17, 1911 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His father was John S. McCain, Sr.. He was raised in Washington, D.C.. McCain studied at Central High School. McCain was married to Roberta McCain from 1933 until his death in 1981. They had three children. McCain died on March 22, 1981 while on a plane in the middle of the North Atlantic after having a heart attack, aged 70.
- Weil, Martin (1981-03-24). "Adm. John S. McCain Jr. Dies; Leader in Vietnam War". The Washington Post.
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