JOHN S. BLUE, LCDR, USN
John Blue '25
Date of birth: August 29, 1902
Date of death: November 13, 1942
From the 1925 Lucky Bag:
Biography & Loss
John Stuart Blue was born in New York City on 29 August 1902, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1925. During 1933 he commanded the Presidential yacht USS Sequoia (AG-23) and served as Aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Between August 1940 and January 1942 he commanded the destroyer USS Palmer (DD-161) and then reported to the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) as navigator.
His wife, Alice, was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by his mother, daughter, and brother (who was also a naval officer).
Blue (DD 744) was named for John; the ship was sponsored by his widow and daughter.