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Autobiography of a Naval Career

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Boot Camp - Company 351 - September 1959

New pictures from the September 1, 2015 promotion ceremony of Captain John Rotruck, MC USN.
Sworn in by RADM Raquel Bono, MC, USN prior to the actual promotion.

RADM Bono saying special words about John before the replacement of his shoulder boards!

Dad and Shannan replacing shoulder boards!

THE FAMILY - Barbara, me, LCDR Shannan Rotruck (John's wife), CAPT John, and big brother Joe

The official salute and a whisper, "Don't forget you're still my little boy!!!"

Proud father!


Graduation day at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, June 19, 2009. CDR John Rotruck, MC.
 Dr. John Rotruck with Dad
Graduation from boot camp, Oct. 1959.
Boot Camp Sept. 1959
Hammerhead crane, Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Originally designed to lift 16" gun turrets onto battleships.
Hammerhead crane, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Not a bad looking stud having retired 30 years ago. (Taken 2008)
Dress Blues

How big was the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. Click here to see it pierside in Malta.