Published: August 4, 2020
LONE JACK, MO.— The World War II collection of author and retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jack Angolia was offered at Soulis Auctions on July 24 and August 1, with a top price of $47,460 earned for Admiral John S. “Slew” McCain’s (1884-1945) uniform, medals, citations, certificates and extensive archive. John S McCain, Sr, was grandfather to John S McCain, Jr, a submarine commander in World War II and later a Commander in Chief Pacific Command, and grandfather to John S. McCain III, a US Navy captain during the Vietnam War and congressman and senator from Arizona, who passed away in 2018.
Among the medals were McCain’s Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal, and a large grouping that supports his Award of Knight Commander of the Military Division of the Order of the British Empire, which includes a document signed by King George VI. Other pieces in the lot include a commission signed by President Truman, an appointment signed by President Roosevelt and others signed by Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr and General Douglas MacArthur.
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