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John Paul Jones
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is America's first Navy hero. He was born in Scotland and
once served in the British Navy. Disgusted with the British Navy,
quit. Years later, as an American, he would lead attacks on the British
in the American Revolutionary War!
- Just as George
is called the "Father of America", John Paul Jones is called
"The Father of the American Navy".
- Jones is credited with the
saying "I have not yet begun to fight".
- Another famous John Paul Jones
is the bassist (also keyboardist and mandolin player) for 1960s-1970s
rock group Led Zeppelin. He was born as John Baldwin.
Although this John Paul Jones was not a navy hero, he is a "rock hero"
and a widely respected musician and producer.