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Wall of Honor

A public tribute to our local service men and women.


John A. McNeill Sr.

Lieutenant Commander

United States Navy

Lt. Commander McNeill served his country in WW II as a member of the United States Naval Reserve. He was in command of Flotilla Five, a group of tank landing craft from June 1943 until May 1945. His main theater of war was in the Solomon Islands. He wrote of his experiences during World War II in his book entitled The Voyage of the 159. He stated in the book that, aside from his family, the Voyage of the 159 was the proudest event of his life. Commander McNeill remained in the Naval Reserves until 1978. Ever the modest man, we honor the family’s request to dwell on his life after the War and not mention the numerous commendations he earned while serving his Country.

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