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In Tribute to Capt. Jack Punches
51 years old.   Residence: Clifton, Va.
Died in Pentagon

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I remember Jack as a burst of energy when he entered the room. Our thoughts and prayers go out for Janice and family as you continue to heal. Big Sig hugs!

*** Posted by The Swilley Family on 2011-09-19 ***

I never knew I had a cousin who was lost in the twin towers attack. My heart and prayers go out to you and all who were lost, great or small. May God bless you.

*** Posted by J.R.Hahn on 2011-09-11 ***

CAPT Jack Punches, and the Punches Family,

I served with CAPT Punches when he was in OPNAV N3/N5 as the Operations Deputy and working with Jack was a true honor. Everyone loved his sense of humor, kindness and easy going demeanor. People loved working for him not because he demanded so much from them, but because they truly loved the man - he was someone who cared about people and he is surely missed.

Fair winds and following seas Shipmate!

*** Posted by YNCS(SW/AW) Marcos Chapa on 2011-09-11 ***

Thinking of the Punches Family so much these days...thanks for being the best neighbors ever. Miss you.
Tom, Gretchen, Nate and Drew

*** Posted by Tom & Gretchen on 2011-09-09 ***

Jack, you will be forever loved and missed.

*** Posted by Beth and Dean on 2011-09-03 ***

In memory of a great Armed Forces Staff College classmate and friend. Jack had a spontaneous sense of humor and was a great professional as he regaled our class with many tales to include when he was a Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD)squadron commander. 6 years later when I arrived at the Pentagon in the late 90s, I would see Jack many days on his daily run from the Pentagon Athletic Club and more often than not we would exchange a high five in greeting as we passed. Jack and his family continue to be in my prayers.

*** Posted by Gregg Petersen, COL (ret), USA on 2011-09-01 ***

Jack and Janice,
The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is rapidly approaching to remember the people who died on this day, I am riding a bicycle 530 miles with wounded veterans in the 9/11 American Challenge, from NY to Shanksville to Washington D.C.
I will be riding with a heavy heart for you Jack Punches you are the inspiration for me doing this bicycle ride. He was a friend and mentor of mine.

CAPT Ron Cleveland

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-23 ***


You made our whole family so proud with all your accomplishments since high school. You are a great example for all the young members of the family. We love and miss you.

Cousin Patty

*** Posted by Pat Shull on 2010-09-09 ***

God be with you, Jack. You will never be forgotten and will always be admired. You always were and still are my hero. Uncle Jack, we love ya and miss you more with each passing day.

*** Posted by Rodney Standerfer on 2008-09-16 ***

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jack's family. I have often thought about him and the others who worked in the Navy's Command Center. In '96-'98, I was a Coast Guard O-5 liaison officer working in N51 a short distance from Jack's office in N31. If I recall correctly, Jack was RADM John Parker's deputy. Jack always had a kind word for me and I could tell by his demeanor and character that he was a good man. I thought highly of him. I learned after the attack that his family had lived in the same development as my family in Clifton.

*** Posted by Bill Semrau, CAPT, USCG (Ret) on 2007-09-18 ***

Rest in peace, Buddy. Love and miss you so. Melissa sends her love to you in heaven. Thank you for being such an awesome guy. Take care of Gram and Gramp Punches. Love ya and miss ya. Continue to watch over your wife and kids.

*** Posted by Vicki Arthur on 2007-09-11 ***

As I watched all the terror on TV I was so sad for all the families losing a loved one in this tragedy. Then I got a phone call. We were also one of the families.
Jack, God be with you. Rest in Peace.

*** Posted by Vicki on 2007-09-11 ***

Jack, you were a terrific instructor and officer. Your competitiveness and leadership were admired by many of us who were trained by you. May you continue to lead the way - in spirit....Larry (VP-5)

*** Posted by Larry on 2006-09-10 ***

Jack and I played basketball together in Sicily (for VP-16) and our team won the base championship in 1979. Jack was a great team mate and competitor.  He set a great example for me and many other junior officers as we started our Navy careers. I still think of Jack everytime I pick up a basketball. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Richard on 2006-06-23 ***

A great classmate the only male in a class of 12. A very caring and giving person. Jack you did a great job for many years doing your best to keep this country the best country to be living in. Rest now Jack.

*** Posted by Jack Punches on 2004-12-16 ***

He was a great Skipper and a great softball player! We will miss you.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2004-02-24 ***

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