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. John T. “Mike” Wolf, USN
BRANCH: U.S. Navy.
YEARS OF SERVICE: 1941-45; official honorable discharge in 1960.
HIGHEST RANK ATTAINED: Lieutenant.
SIGNIFICANT DUTY STATIONS OR DEPLOYMENTS DURING THE WAR: Served in the South Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. Ace fighter pilot; awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on May 20, 2015.
POST-WAR CAREER: Started Financial Planning, Inc., in Long Beach, California, and was an estate planner for 40 years. Inducted in the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame.