Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to John Finn

On December 7, 1941, John Finn was a Navy Chief Ordinanceman, who, awakened by the Japanese attack, hurried to his duty station, and although wounded *repeatedly*, stayed at his machine gun position the whole morning firing at Japanese planes. In September 1942, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander of the Pacific Fleet, awarded Chief Finn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

July 26th is John Finn's 100th birthday. Happy Birthday, Chief!

(I'm sure you can figure out which of them is John Finn.)

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