Editor’s note: This tribute is one in a series of reader-submitted tributes to World War II-era veterans that will be posted during April.
LT. CMDR John F. Longmate, USNR
BRANCH: U.S. Navy.
YEARS OF SERVICE: 1944-46; 1950-53.
HIGHEST RANK ATTAINED: Lieutenant commander.
SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE WAR: Served in the South Pacific. Called back into service for the Korean War. Active in the Navy Reserve and obtained the rank of lieutenant commander.
POST-WAR CAREER: Continued his career at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where he worked before the war, and retired as structural group superintendent.