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Upon completion of high school in Yonkers, New
York, Captain Zoehrer enlisted in the Navy. After three
months of recruit training at the Naval Training Center,
Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended the Naval Academy
Prepatory School at Bainbridge, Maryland. Captain
Zoehrer attended the Naval Academy from June 1947 un-
til June of 1951. He commenced flight training the follow-
ing September and was designated a Naval Aviator in
He served with VS-31, flying AF and S-2 aircraft at
NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and from various
CVE's and CVS's from 1953 to 1956.
During a three year tour of shore duty at Pensacola,
Florida, Captain Zoehrer was an instructor at the School
of Pre-F light and subsequently assisted in the establish-
ment of the Midshipmen Aviation Program for both Naval
Academy and NROTC Midshipmen.
Returning to sea duty in 1959, he served a year as
Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander Task Group
ALFAXCARD IV-16, then he joined VS-26 at their com-
missioning in 1960. While with VS-26 he was promoted to
Lieutenant Commander and operated from the USS RAN-
DOLPH, participating in the Cuban Missile Crisis and a
deployment to the Mediterranean.
In 1964 he completed a yearf of graduate study in
International Relations at the American University at
Washington, D.C. His next tour was ashore at the Pen-
tagon where he served in the Foreign Military Assistance
Division of Deputy CNO Plans and Policy.
In September of 1965 he was promoted to Com-
mander. He served as Executive Officer and subsequently
Commanding Officer of VS-25 at NAS North Island until
1968. During this period, the squadron deployed in
WESTPAC aboard the USS YORKTOWN, operating in
the Sea of Japan and the Gulf of Tonkin. -
In late 1968 Captain Zoehrer reportedaboard the USS
BENNINGTON in Subic Bay as Operations Officer, ser-
ving in that capacity until the decommissioning of the
BENNINGTON in early 1970. Upon transfer he assumed
command of Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 53. He
was promoted to Captain in July of 1971 and reported to
the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations where he
served for two years as Assistant for Air ASW Plans in the
Aviation Plans Branch of the DCNO CAir Warfarej. In
October 1973 Captain Zoehrer was assigned as Comman-
ding Officer of the USS CLEVELAND KLPD-7j. He was
in command of CLEVELAND until being ordered to USS
NEW ORLEANS as Commanding Officer.
Captain Zoehrer is married to the former jean
Thursby of New Rochelle, New York. They presently
reside in Corornado, California with their four childreng
Eric, Melinda, Andrew and Jonathan.
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