John S. McCain Jr.

United States Navy admiral

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.

Jack McCain
Admiral John Sidney McCain, Jr.
NicknameJack
Born(1911-01-17)January 17, 1911
Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.
DiedMarch 22, 1981(1981-03-22) (aged 70)
In air over North Atlantic
Buried atArlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1931-1972
RankUS Navy O10 infobox.svg Admiral
Unitretirement in 1972
Commands heldUSS 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/warsWorld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
AwardsNavy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star
RelationsAdm. 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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Weil, Martin (1981-03-24). "Adm. John S. McCain Jr. Dies; Leader in Vietnam War". The Washington Post.