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John H. Potthoff
8572 Bluebird Lane
Athens, TX 75751-8250
RMC, USN, Ret 1940-1960
Served from Oct 1940 to Oct 1960.  Went to San Diego Recruit Training Station and was assigned to the USS LANG (DD399) operating in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean and went back to the Pacific for the Guadalcanal invasion.  Put the USS CASCADE (AD16) in commission in 1942. served in the Pacific, and put the USS KENNETH WHITING (AV14) in commission in 1944.  Took a Kamakaze hit at Kerama Rhetto in Late June, 1945, and assigned to the Bikini ABLE and BAKER Atomic bomb tests, while aboard the KENNETH WHITING. Advanced to RMC in Sept 1946, and served with the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Diego until 1947, thence assigned to the Navy Radio Station, Adak AL.  Assigned for a short period to the USS BOXER, during the beginning of the Korean conflict.  Transferred to shore duty in June 1950, to the Pentagon, at Washington DC within the Naval Communication Service, Shore Establishment. Transferred to CINCLANTFLT, Norfolk, VA in 1953 and served as Chief-In-Charge of Com!
munications until 1957, when transferred to Commander, Amphibious Group Four at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Norfolk, VA.  Retiring in October 1960.

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