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Naval officer

John Madison Hoskins, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Victory medal World Wars I and II, American Defense, American Theatre, African-European Theatre, Pacific Theatre, Philippine Liberation meddal, Philippine Medal of Military Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, United Nations Service Medal and Ribbon, Korean Service Medal.

Background

Hoskins, John Madison was born on October 22, 1898 in Pineville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Lucy (Renfro) Hoskins.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, June 1921.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1921, advanced through grades to rear admiral, December 31, 1946. Participated in Second Battle of Philippine Sea. Lost right foot in action.

Hospitalized, October 1944-July 1945. Later restored to active duty. Commanded United States Ship Princeton, 1945-1946.

Commanded Carrier Division 3, United States Ship Valley Forge (flagship), March-December 1950. Participated in Korean campaign, 1950. Commanded Pacific Division of Military Air Transport Services, 1951-1954.

Later commander Fleet Air Quonset, Quonset Point, Rhode Island. President Naval Examining Board, Physical Disability Board, Washington, from 1957. Retired with rank vice admiral.

Director declassification policy Office Assistant Secretary Defense, since 1958.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

Views

One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Sue Waters, October 13, 1928. Children: John M., Renfro W., Mary Sue.

father:
Thomas Jefferson Hoskins

mother:
Lucy (Renfro) Hoskins

spouse:
Sue Waters

children:
John M. Hoskins

Renfro W. Hoskins

Mary Sue Hoskins