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Captain John Danis


The following article, which is taken from the 25th Anniversary Cruise Book, was prompted by a note from Mr. Niles Laughner, of Keene NH, a collector of Military Memorabelia. He bought two ball caps which once belonged to Capt. John Danis, and asked for information on Mr. Danis.

Captain John W Danis, Executive Officer

Profile: Captain John Danis, Executive Officer

Captain Danis is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1949.

Upon graduation, he served on the U.S.S. Pasedena, CL-65 and subsequently the U.S.S. Rochester, CA-124.

During the Korean War, he served on Staff, Commander 7th Fleet, then as CIC officer on the U.S.S. Mansfield, DD-728 and on Staff, Destroyer Squadron Nine.

After receiving his BSME fron the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, California he served as Main Propulsioin Assistant on the U.S.S. Hornet, CVA-12 and in the Atomic Energy Division of the Office of Chief of Naval Operations.

Afterwards, he attended the Staff and Command course at the Naval War College. He then became the Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Frank E.Evans, DD-754 in August, 1962. His next tour of duty was at Headquarters, U.S. European Command at Camp des Loges, France in the Military Assistance Division.

He served as Commanding Officer of U.S.S. Philip, DD-498 from April '67 until she was decommissioned in September, '68. He relieved as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Oklahoma City on 17 October 1968, three weeks prior to her sailing for the Western Pacific to serve as Flagship for Commander Seventh Fleet.

He is married to the former Jeanne Drexel Wilson, of Los Angeles, California. They have one son, John Jay Danis.

Captain John W Danis with his wife Jeanne

Sadly, further research indicated that Captain Danis died in 1993 and his wife Jeanne passed in 2006.--Joe Caruso




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