John Patrick Rembert was born in Texas in 1907, went to the US Naval Academy and moved with his wife Sarah to Arlington, Virginia in the mid-1940s and lived there until his death in 1976. Rembert obtained the rank of Rear Admiral in the US Navy. Throughout his career with the Navy, Rembert earned the Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 5 Gold Stars, the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medail, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Facility in Hawaii, USS Salerno Bay, USS Tarawa. He fought during WWII in the Solomans Campaign, and many other Island campaigns as a Commander of Air Group 40. He was also commander of the USS Orca, where many of the letters are from. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John Patrick Rembert .