Much can be written about John, from his status as a very young (If not the youngest) Master Chief in the Navy, to his brilliant service with the 7th Fleet during the Vietnam War and subsequent to retirement, at the U.S. Commerce Department during the Reagan Administration as the leader of a renewed effort to strictly regulate export controls on high technology products.

He was a man of many talents, from exotic cookery to restoration of antique Austin Healey motor cars. John’s first wife died but not before leaving a remarkable son, John L. Young, III, an honor graduate of the Naval Academy who completed an honors program at MIT and who was recently selected for promotion to Captain in the U.S. Navy.

Fair winds and following seas shipmate.