John E. Kennedy Jr.
North Charleston, SC
Captain John Edward Kennedy, Jr. USNR. "Jack" 86, Retired, a veteran of 30 years active duty, of North Charleston, SC. husband of Joan Kennedy, died Monday, June 28, 2010 in a local hospital after a long and courageous battle with ill health. He fought the good fight.
Born March 31, 1924 in Milford MA he was the son of John Edward Kennedy Sr. and Blanche O' Connell Kennedy.
Jack was a graduate of Boston College with a degree in physics, and graduate studies at Boston College School of Law and George Washington University School of Law.
Early on while assigned to the Office of Counsel, MSTS Pacific, he authored a manual on the new Uniform Code of Military Justice. He had several commands at sea , as well as ashore. One of interest was Head of Reserve Officers Promotion Branch and as such he was Liaison to the White House Staff and members of Congress. His last assignment was Asst. Chief of Staff for Resources Management, Naval Surface Reserve.
After retirement Jack became Executive Director, United Way, West Orange County CA. Jack was a member of several automobile clubs, several service organizatios, and active in volunteering in his community, the Elms of Charleston.
Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan Kennedy of Charleston, two children, and three grandchildren.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at All saints Chapel at the Naval Weapons Station, Friday July 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM, internment with military honors, Monday, July 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM, at Beaufort National Cemetary.
CMDR Kennedy served as Executive Officer aboard Skagit 1961-1963
Significant Duty Stations
ASST CHIEF OF STAFF, RESOURCES MGMT, COMNAVSURFRES
CO, NAVAL RESERVE MANPOWER CENTER
DIRECTOR NAVAL RESERVE PROGRAMS, BUPERS
XO, USS SKAGIT AKA-105
CO, USS WHITFIELD COUNTY LST-1169
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
CHINA SERVICE MEDAL
ASIATIC PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL W/2 STARS
NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE MEDAL (JAPAN)
KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL