John McCain Jr.
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John Sidney McCain Jr. (1911 - 1981)

Adm John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr.
Born in Council Bluff, Iowamap
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Husband of — married 21 Jan 1933 in Caesar's Bar, Tijuana, Mexicomap
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Father of , and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died at age 70 in on military C5 aircraft enroute from Ramstein Air Base, Germanymap
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John McCain Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
John McCain Jr. was awarded the Legion of Merit.
John McCain Jr. was awarded the Silver Star Medal.
John McCain Jr. was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.


John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr. (January 17, 1911 – March 22, 1981) was a United States Navy admiral.

During the Vietnam War, McCain was Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater from 1968 to 1972. McCain retired from the Navy in 1972.

His father, John S. McCain Sr., was also an admiral in the Navy and a naval aviator, and the two were the first father-son pair to achieve four-star rank.[1] His son, John S. McCain III, is a former naval aviator who was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. During McCain's time as CINCPAC, John III retired with the rank of captain and then became a United States Senator and the 2008 Republican Party nominee for President of the United States.

Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


  1. Timberg, An American Odyssey, pp. 17–34

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #8315 accessed on 21 Apr 2020
  • Wikipedia: John S. McCain Jr.
  • This WikiTree profile is referenced from Wikidata: Item Q665850, en:Wikipedia help.gif
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 May 2014), John Mccain, Ward 3, Annapolis, Election District 6, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-38, sheet 17A, family 395, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1502.
  • "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 November 2015), John S Mccain Jr., 1930.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), John S Mccain in household of John S Mccain, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing sheet 9A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,212.
  • "Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), John S Mc Cain, 1934; citing Ship , NARA microfilm publication A3422 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

For more information

  • McCain, Joseph. "USS John S. McCain (DDG56): Namesake". United States Navy. Archived from the original on October 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-02.
  • Hubbell, John G. (March 1970). "Adm. John S. (Jack) McCain: Sentinel of the Pacific". Reader's Digest.
  • "Admiral McCain Honored on Wasp". The New York Times. 1967-04-19.
  • Alexander, Paul (2002). Man of the People: The Life of John McCain. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-22829-X.

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Suffix should be changed to III, put note on son to change to IV, 4 generations of John Sidney McCain