Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy 100th Birthday LT John Finn, USN, MOH

Happy Birthday shout-out from USS Stennis. Click here for Hi-Res. 090624-N-9928E-193 GULF OF ALASKA (June 24, 2009) Weapons department personnel spell out "John Finn" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to commemorate the 100th birthday of Medal of Honor recipient Naval Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn. John C. Stennis is participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

LT John Finn was born in Los Angeles CA July 23, 1909.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on December 7, 1941

Here are some links

From PBS "American Valor"

From the Quarterdeck

From the Home of Heroes

From the MCPON's Facebook page

Last month from Chandlers Watch

World War II Hero John Finn Meets Metal of Honor

From Andrew Briebart's Big Hollywood

Gold Star Mom Angelia Phillips: Happy 100th Birthday Mr. John Finn

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