Monday, December 6, 2010

John William Finn

Last night I watch Metal of Honor with my dad. AMAZING.
Here is one of my favorites . . .

John William Finn (July 23, 1909 – May 27, 2010) was a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer who received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. As a chiefaviation ordnanceman stationed at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, he earned the medal by manning a machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being repeatedly wounded. He continued to serve in the Navy until his 1956 retirement, eventually rising to the commissioned officer rank of lieutenant. In his later years he made many appearances at events celebrating veterans. At the time of his death, Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the last living recipient from the attack on Pearl Harbor.

New York Times Article on John Finn

Watch Medal of Honor on Hulu

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