John Caldwell: World War II Veteran

John Caldwell

John Caldwell, a former United States Navy lieutenant commander, was born in Columbus in 1922 in the house his father built for his family. During his childhood, he enjoyed playing golf and being in the school band; he graduated from Columbus High School in 1940.

Caldwell attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering in 1944. While at Madison, he played the French horn in the UW band. Before his service, Caldwell taught math at Fall River High School for two weeks. Caldwell entered the Navy as an ensign in 1944. Read more…

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