Francis  J.  Slovak  
  Rank, Service
Petty Officer 2nd Class,  U.S. Navy
  Veteran of:
U.S. Navy 1942-1947
World War II 1942-1945
Cold War 1945-1947

Frank Slovak was born on June 29, 1920, in Clay Township, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on September 9, 1942, and completed basic training at NTS Great Lakes, Illinois, in October 1942. His first assignment was as an Aviation Radioman aboard J2F Duck, PBY-5A Catalina, BD-1 Havoc, and SNJ Texan aircraft with VJ-2 in Hawaii from October 1942 to April 1943, followed by service as an Aviation Radioman aboard JM-1 Marauder, PBY-5A, J2F, SBD Dauntless and TBF/TBM Avenger aircraft with VJ-10 at Guadalcanal from April 1943 to November 1945. His final assignment was as an Aviation Radioman aboard J2F, PBY-5A, JM-2, TBM, and JD Invader aircraft with VU-9 on Guam from November 1945 until his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy on June 14, 1947. Frank Slovak died on June 12, 1992.

The Sailor's Creed:

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.




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