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To Live 10,000 Years starts with Jack

Jack in Baltimore, Maryland at 100 by Danny Goldfield

Jack is 100.

I don’t know where to begin with this incredible guy. Meet John Slaughter, the first centenarian photographed for To Live 10,000 Years. He goes by Jack and is a retired Naval Commander living in Baltimore, Maryland.  He rose through the ranks to Commander of naval warships in World War 2. He commanded the presidential command ship for President John F. Kennedy, safeguarding USA’s most secret defense strategies. His daughter Anne pointed out that commanding a US Navy ship “is pretty close to being god.” Jack’s confidence, humility and kindness are so reassuring that I understand why he rose so high in leadership ranks.