New in the Collections: Captain (later Rear Admiral) John Atkeson’s Pennant

Captain (later Rear Admiral) John Atkeson received this shadow box and pennant from the crew of USS New Jersey when his term of command was up in 1955. It was likely built on board the ship and was donated by his son Colonel John Atkeson Jr. USA, Retired. “Brute” Atkeson received the Navy Cross for his service in World War II before being given command of BB-62 after the Korean War.