John H Guest

John H. "Jack" Guest was born into a Navy family in San Pedro, California, in 1926. In 1944, he graduated from high school and joined the Merchant Marine, signing on his first ship as an acting able-bodied seaman. In 1948, Jack passed the examination for Third Mate and quickly rose through the officer ranks. When he was 27, he became a licensed Master Mariner. Unfortunately, by that time he was also trying to be a husband and father, which was nearly impossible, since he was on a tanker running...See more