Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (Mc)
I enjoy reading THE
FAMILY TREE. Perhaps you might be interested in the attached photos for
publication. One is of my son, Captain John C. MacKercher, Jr., United
States Navy and the current Commanding Officer of the Aegis class
missile cruiser USS SAN JACINTO (CG-56). The other photo is of the SAN
JAC, the nickname by which her crew calls the Navy's most powerful
surface ship. USS SAN JACINTO is a part of the TRUMAN Battle Group
which currently is operating in the Mediterranean Sea.
'Jay', who is a 1977 U.
S. Naval Academy graduate, is the great-great-great grandson of Duncan
McKercher and Elizabeth McKenzie. After their wedding in 1783, the
couple lived in Perthshire's Glen Lyon where Duncan was factor at the
Meggernie Estate. Elizabeth was of the McKenzie's of Appin, Argylshire.
visited Scotland when he took another ship he commanded, the guided
missile frigate USS ESTOCHIN, into Edinburough in 1998. At that time,
he journeyed to Glen Lyon and at the invitation of its owner took a tour
of Meggernie Castle's interior. In so doing, he became the first
MacKercher in 135 years to do so. The photo of Captain MacKercher is
taken aboard his ship with the nuclear attack aircraft carrier USS HARRY
S. TRUMAN looming in the background. For those interested please visit
Family Web site.
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