Connally, John, Jr., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
250X-Judge Advocate General Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 250X, USS Bennington (CV-20)
Service Years
1941 - 1946
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 15, 1993
Location of Interment
Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Republic Hill, Section 2, Row P, Number 9

 Official Badges 

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Famous People Who ServedWW II Memorial National Registry
  2016, Famous People Who Served [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
61st United States Secretary of the Treasury
February 11, 1971 – June 12, 1972
39th Governor of Texas
January 15, 1963 – January 21, 1969
55th United States Secretary of the Navy
8th Secretary under the DoD
In office
January 25, 1961 – December 20, 1961
Other Comments:

Kennedy Assassination

On November 22, 1963, Connally was sitting in the jump seat of Kennedy's open-topped limo as the president visited Dallas. When shots were fired, Connally was hit by a bullet that passed through Kennedy. The governor was wounded on his back, chest, wrist and thigh, and drifted in and out of consciousness for days. He finally became alert as he watched television coverage of Kennedy's funeral.

For a time, Connally was convinced that Kennedy's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, had intended to kill him instead. The reason, he said, was that Oswald had once petitioned Connally, when he was Secretary of the Navy, to upgrade his discharge from the Marines. Connally had never responded to the request.

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 Duty Stations
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)US NavyUSS Essex (CV-9)USS Bennington (CV-20)
  1941-1942, 195X, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1943-1943, 250X, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (SCAEF)
  1944-1945, 250X, USS Essex (CV-9)
  1945-1946, 250X, USS Bennington (CV-20)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
University of Texas at Austin
  1933-1941, University of Texas at Austin
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