Honor your hero with thoughts, memories, images and stories.
Even though I never met you, I feel a connection to you through all of the stories and pictures that grandma and your daughter, my mom have told me. Thank you for what you did, thank you for your sacrifice and most of all, thank you for my life. I will always honor and respect you.
Named after you.
Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 622 95 61
Birth Date December 5, 1920
From Montfort, Wisconsin
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Snook (SS-279)
Loss Date April 9, 1945
Location Near 18° 40' N x 110° 40' E
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks Jack was born in St. Clair, Michigan.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Groat, grandson of Jack's cousin.. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.