John Hall Slough

John was born in Mansfield, OH on 13 April 1931.  After high school he attended Northwestern University.  At the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, John enlisted in the U. S. Air Force, and was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy two years later.  As a Midshipman he was active as the editor of “Reef Points”, and as a staff member of ‘Trident Magazine”.


Upon graduation, he served aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31).  He completed Submarine School and was assigned to USS Grouper (SS 214) out of New London, CT.  Duty as a Company Officer at the Naval Academy followed.  While at USNA, John was given emergency temporary orders to act as a Russian interpreter aboard a blockade destroyer that challenged Russian ships during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Subsequently he had tours aboard two ballistic missile submarines, Executive Officer USS Darter (SS 576), and Commanding Officer USS Trout (SS 566).  After command, he was an instructor in the Prospective Commanding Officer’s Course at Submarine School. Then came the National War College in Washington DC. And, a tour on the Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff followed. 


John retired from the Navy, as a Commander on 31 August 1975.  His second career included positions with Texas Instrument and MacGregor Corporations.  He ultimately founded his own computer support company -- “Tudor Micro Systems”.


John died on 13 December 1996.  His family includes his wife Mary, his first wife Sally; daughter Kelly, and sons David and Stephen.