John S. McCain Sr.

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John S. McCain Sr.
Birth nameJohn Sidney McCain
Nickname"Slew"
Born(1884-08-09)August 9, 1884
Carroll County, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedSeptember 6, 1945(1945-09-06) (aged 61)
Coronado, California, U.S.
Place of burialArlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1906–1945
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands heldUSS Ranger
Air Forces for Western Sea Frontier and the South Pacific Force
Bureau of Aeronautics
Second Fast Carrier Force
Task Group 38.1
Task Force 38
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsNavy Cross
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
RelationsADM (USN) John S. McCain, Jr. (son)
CAPT (USN)/Sen. John S. McCain III (grandson)
BG (USA) William Alexander McCain (brother)
PVT (CSA) William Alexander McCain (grandfather)

John Sidney "Slew" McCain Sr. (August 9, 1884 – September 6, 1945) was a United States Navy admiral. He held several command assignments during the Pacific campaign of World War II. His son was John S. McCain, Jr. and his grandson is John McCain.

McCain, Sr. was born on August 9, 1884 in Carroll County, Mississippi. He studied at the University of Mississippi and at the United States Military Academy at West Point. McCain, Sr. was married to Catherine Davey Vaulx from 1909 until his death in 1945. They had one child. McCain died on September 6, 1945 in Coronado, California from a heart attack, aged 61.

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