Asked in Political Office Holders, John McCain
What kind of degree did John McCain get in college?
He graduated the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis) in 1958 with a BS. He ranked 894th in his class of 899, almost flunking out before graduation. McCain now jokes about his poor academic record. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society, John McCain
What was john McCain's rating at the naval academy?
According to a January 31, 008 posting on The Haze Filter, McCain graduated 894th out of 899 in his class. http://www.thehazefilter.com/archives/2008/01/27-week/ I found the same thing at The U.S. Veteran Dispatch on the same date. http://www.usvetdsp.com/jan08/mccain_military_record.htm ...
Asked in Military Equipment
Would an ordnance company be attached to an armored company with the same number?
Generally speaking the answer to your question would be no. I looked up the 894th you referenced in your question.They have an association you might like to contact for further information. Go to the web site then scroll down until you find them. Normandy Allies ...
Asked in World War 2, Latin to English
What does a World War 2 pin that says 'Celer Et Audax' mean?
it literally means sharp and bold/brave It's also the motto of the 6th Field Artillery: http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/FA/6FieldArtilleryRegiment.htm The WW 2 "pin" that you have is known as a D.I., short for Distinctive Insignia. It is the unit crest of a particular unit, & worn on the blouse (dress jacket) of the soldier's uniform. The "Heraldry" of this D.I. indicates that it is a cavalry unit, as indicated by the crossed sabers. The rattlesnake indicates that the unit saw service in the southwestern part of...
Asked in World War 2, Bollywood, Katrina Kaif
Where can you find any information on the 820th TD BN?
Answer For reunion info, please contact the following: 820th Tank Destroyer BattalionMr. Steven Siekierka24931 S. Sylbert Ct.Redford, Michigan 48239(313) 532-8306 Tank Destroyers The tank destroyer force was created as a mobile GHQ antitank reserve in 1941. The original concept called for battalions to be concentrated in tank destroyer brigades and groups for employment en masse against an armored threat. In practice, the realities of combat and the erosion of the German Panzer force meant that the tank destroyers were usually attached individually to divisions. Initial War Department...
Asked in Colleges and Universities
Where can you get a list of the 1958 graduating class of the navel academy?
What number in the graduating class of 1958 from the US naval academy did John McCain graduate? Was he valedictorian or salutatorian? ...
Can girls be cadets?
Girl Scouts in the US in grades 6 to 8 are called Girl Scout Cadettes. There are other types of Cadets, such as an Air Force Academy Cadet, and yes, girls may be that kind of cadet also. Yes, Girls can be in cadets, for instance: Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Marine Cadets, Sea/Navy Cadets or cadets which are non-military such as Girl Scouts etc. ...
Asked in US Presidents
Who was the first president to graduate from the US Naval Academy?
Jimmy Carter is the only graduate of the US Naval Academy to serve as President of the United States. Only Jimmy Carter was a Naval Academy graduate. ...