CAPT John C. Winslett, Jr. (Retired) (December 2004)

John C. Winslett, Jr, passed away in December 2004. He was a native of Marianna, FL. He graduated from Florida State University, where he was member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, followed by attending the University of Florida Law School. He entered the Navy in 1953 and as a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator served in numerous locations, with his last flying tour being on the USS Enterprise as Commanding Officer of VAW-112 in Vietnam. Following that, he attended the Naval War College; he also received a Masters Degree in International Affairs specializing in International Law from George Washington University. A Washington tour followed as a Congressional Liaison Officer for SECNAV and CNO. John retired as a Captain in 1978 from the staff of Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-two years, Jean; son, John C. Winslett III of Pahoa, HI; son, Michael N. Winslett of Albemarle, NC; and sister Norma Hung of Marianna, FL.