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August 23, 2013 / iDriveWarships

SURFPAC Chief Selectees Pay Tribute to WWII MOH Recipient

SURFPAC CPO Selectees recite the Sailor’s Creed at the grave of Navy Lt. John William Finn, a Sailor who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.

As part of CPO 365 Phase II training, Chief Petty Officer Selectees from the staff of Commander Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) traveled to Campo, Calif. today to visit the grave of Navy Lt. John William Finn. Finn received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. The Chief Selectees recited the Sailor’s Creed at Finn’s graveside and took time to clean his headstone.

As a chief aviation ordnanceman stationed at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Finn earned the Medal of Honor for manning a machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being repeatedly wounded. At the time of his death in May 2010, Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the last living recipient from the attack on Pearl Harbor.

SURFPAC NCC (Sel) Ana Ortiz cleans the headstone at the grave of Navy Lt. John William Finn, a Sailor in the U.S. Navy who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II.

*Photos by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie Ryan

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  1. Mustang.Koji / Dec 26 2013 10:34 am

    Let us remember.

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