LT John Finn's (Medal of Honor recipient) 100th birthday tribute

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  1. HeyJoe

    HeyJoe Fly Navy! ...or USMC None

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    Not surprised that the brotherhood of ordies pulled this off amazing tribute to LT John Finn, USN, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    John Finn, USN.

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    090623-N-3235P-029 INDIAN OCEAN (June 23, 2009) Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Victor Almodovar, left, helps Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Mark Seals, raise a flag honoring John Finn, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The same flag will be hoisted on the mast of every U.S. carrier before it is given to Finn on his 100th birthday on July 23. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Parde/Released)

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    090621-N-8053S-045 MANAMA, Bahrain (June 21, 2009) U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Ordnancemen stationed at Naval Support Activity Bahrain render a hand salute to the U.S. flag as it is raised in tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Lt. John Finn. Finn, an Aviation Ordnance Chief at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is the only Aviation Ordnanceman to receive a Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II, and the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. The flag will be given to Finn on his 100th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class D. Keith Simmons/Released)
  2. Dirty

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    When I worked at CPRW-2 (The building is named after him) the entrance had a nice tribute to him and a couple great pictures, there's a lot of history around that place. Very cool to see that.
  3. Shpion1

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    See he was in several VP squadrons including 5 and 45 which are still around. Would be nice to get him a letter or something from the vp community.
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    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)

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