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John Warner ’53 Brings Perspective to National Debates Cullen Couch (UVA Lawyer)

WARNER WAS BORN IN 1927 AND GREW UP IN Washington, D.C. His father had settled his family there after serving in World War I as a surgeon treating Allied soldiers and enemy prisoners. He had suffered hearing loss from artillery bombardments and lung damage from mustard gas attacks. Recalling his many discussions with his father about those experiences, Warner told Washingtonian magazine his father “dedicated his life to relieving human suffering,” and his ailments showed that war “had a lasting impact.” Warner learned early the true cost and nature of war.