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Joseph Taussig Jr

a.k.a. Joseph Knefler Taussig Jr

Author Code: AJTJ

Born: May 28, 1920 - Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Died: Dec. 14, 1999 - Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Educated at Western High School in Washington D.C. and the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Taussig graduated in 1941. His first assignment as an ensign was aboard the U.S.S Nevada as an executive aide. Moored at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, Taussig, then in charge of anti-aircraft batteries was hit in the thigh, but remained at his post. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions and his refusal to leave his post. He was hospitalized for the next few years and his leg was finally amputated in 1946. He returned to duty 3 days later! He was married in 1942. Following the war he attended George Washington University, graduating with a degree in law. During the early 1950s he taught at Annapolis. He became Secretary Treasurer of the Naval Academy and served until his retirement in 1954. He ran for political office in 1956, but was defeated. He then spent the next twenty years working in public relations. President Reagan appointed him the Navy's deputy assistant secretary of equal opportunity in 1981, subsequently becoming the Navy's assistant under secretary for safety. In 1987, he helped to develop the Navy helicopter unit's emergency air supply system, which the Navy later claimed had saved over a hundred pilots. Taussig, the son of a very famous Navy admiral, retired in 1993. In 1943, he published My Crew at Pearl Harbor in Esquire magazine.

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