John Andrew Rauschkolb

USS West Virginia

John A. Rauschkolb, Senior Chief Signalman, born Dec. 20, 1920. Joined the USN in June 1938 and was stationed at USNTS San Diego, CA; USS West Virginia (BB-48); Brazos; Relief; USNH Mare Island, CA; Rec. Ship San Francisco, CA; Raleigh (CL-7); US NAD, Oahu, T.H.; Receiving Station, Pier 92, New York; USN PerSepCen Lido Beach, Long Island, NY.

Discharged Sept. 1, 1977. He received the Good Conduct w/2 Silver Stars, Naval Reserve Meritorious, American Defense w/ star, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific w/2 stars, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense, Armed Forces Reserve and Naval Reserve.

Married Beverley M. Furtado and they had two children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Beverley passed away Feb. 3, 1992. Worked for the US Postal Service and is now retired and living in San Rafael, CA.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

John Rauschkolb is a Pearl Harbor Survivor.  He was mistakenly reported lost in action after the attack.

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