John William Koerber, Sr.
John William Koerber, Sr., LCDR , USN ret., 81, entered into rest on Saturday January 11, 2003. He was born on Long Island, in New York and was a Newport News resident for over 37 years.
Mr. Koerber retired from the United States Navy in 1969 with over 27 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII, with service in the Pacific Theater. He rose through the enlisted ranks, then served as a Warrant Officer and as a Commissioned Officer. He worked in Naval Underwater Demolition Teams as a combat swimmer and instructor. He served as an instructor at the Yorktown Mine Warfare School, and served in several billets overseas, and at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. He was a member of the Mineman