USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG -7)
Our first XO
Vice Admiral John "Jack" Shanahan, Jr., February 3, 1923 - September 10, 2013, was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, 24 April 2014. The services were held in the Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myer. Jack Shanahan enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 on November 2, 1941, and retired on July l, 1977. During his 36-year career, Jack served in World War II, the Korean War and two tours, in-country, in Viet Nam. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen Shanahan, and his five children from his first marriage: Gay, David, Julie, Tim, and Moira, and seven grandchildren.