Ret. Capt. John W. Elmore, SC, USN, 93, passed away Monday April 10, 2017. Elmore was born October 26, 1923 in Coffeen, Illinois, where he worked and lived on a small farm outside of town, until enrolling in college at Southern Illinois Normal. In July 1943, he was drawn to enlist in the Navy during World War II. He entered USNR Midshipmen’s School at Colombia University in 1944 and was then successfully commissioned as bomb disposal & gunnery division officer on the USS Card (CVE 11). At the end of World War II, Elmore was stationed with the Office of Naval Research & Inventions, which was the beginning of the current Office of Naval Research. He was selected to the Navy’s NROTC program at Harvard University Business School in 1953, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. His naval career also included time aboard the USS Brush (DD 745), and USS Kenneth Whiting (AV 14). He retired from the U.S. Navy at NAS Pt. Mugu in June 1970.