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Happy 100th Birthday, John Finn, Pearl Harbor MOH recipient!

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John Finn awarded the Medal of Honor by Admiral Chester Nimitz, 1942.

John Finn awarded the Medal of Honor by Admiral Chester Nimitz, 1942. His wife, Alice, on the left.

Today marks the 100th birthday of our oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, John Finn. His actions at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941 showed the spirit of the fighting American character. You can read more about his amazing action here. He was here at Patriots Point for the dedication of the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum on Memorial Day weekend, May 2007. John was still sharp as a tack at 98 years of age.

Medal of Honor recipients at the MOH museum opening in May 2007. John Finn is in the front row, first standing on the left hand side of the wheelchair.

Medal of Honor recipients at the MOH museum opening in May 2007. John Finn is in the front row, just left of the wheelchair.

Here are a few more links on John Finn, American hero…NBC Nightly NewsA Hero’s Welcome (movie trailer)

Happy, Happy Birthday John Finn!!! You make us proud as we remember our heroes who have lifted the lamp of freedom to provide light to our nation in its darkest days…

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One thought on “Happy 100th Birthday, John Finn, Pearl Harbor MOH recipient!

  1. Remember Pearl Harbor — Keep America Alert!

    America’s oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 100th 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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