In many ways, John J. "Jack" Schiff typified that once very large and now rapidly dwindling group of extraordinary Americans that Tom Brokaw so aptly characterized as "the greatest generation." Like somany of those brave souls in those troubled times when Nazis and Fascists and other monsters roamed the earth, Jack left a promising business in Cincinnati to don his nation's uniform in March 1942.
Lest We Forget: Extraordinary American
By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)