John W. Finn, 100, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient

May 28, 2010 by  
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FinnRetired Navy officer John W. Finn, who received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Thursday at the Veterans Home of California in Chula Vista. At 100, Finn was the oldest surviving recipient of the nation’s highest medal for valor and the only one living among those who received the U.S. Medal of Honor for actions taken on Dec. 7, 1941. Never forget. San Diego Union-Tribune.


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  1. TetVet68 on Sat, 29th May 2010 8:03 AM 

    Remember Pearl Harbor — Keep America Alert!

    (Now deceased) America’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 101st year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, “The Day of Infamy”, Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

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