• Photograph of Coxswain John Jacob Baggenstoss

    Baggenstoss was from Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee his parents were Swiss immigrants. He joined the US Navy on June 14, 1917 and served until July 31, 1919. His photo album indicates some servi…

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  • Photograph of the six Baggenstoss brothers

    John Jacob Baggenstoss enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 in June 1917 and served on the USS New Jersey. His five younger brothers all served in World War II. John Jacob attempted to reenlist but was d…

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