The first man to be appointed from Hawaii to the U. S. Naval Academy, Commander Pond was graduated in the Class of 1905. After having served in European waters during World War I, he became Executive Officer of the Yerba Buena Island Naval Station in California, where he retired for physical disability in 1921. Commander Pond died in 1941. His three sons are now serving in the Armed Forces.

Articles by John E. Pond

The United States Navy and the San Francisco Fire

By Commander John E. Pond, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1952
The United States Navy’s role as America’s first line of defense is well known, but often unknown are the countless instances of the Navy’s engaging in activities other than its ...