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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

National Medal of Honor Day

You know, I meant to mention this much earlier today and I forgot. Thanks to Alaskan reader, Dave, for reminding me.

Today is National Medal of Honor Day.

I know it's mostly over, but take a second to hoist a tankard for those who wear this medal, would you please?

Regulars are familiar with this story, but for those of you surfing in from the world - if you want to know what this medal is all about, what it takes to be awarded this decoration, and why Medal of Honor recipients are worthy of your profound respect: read this.

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  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.

    'Navy Centenarian Sailor', 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio 'Jay' Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy's first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).


    Visit my photo album tribute to these veteran shipmates:

    http://news.webshots.com/album/123286873BFAAiq
    http://news.webshots.com/album/141695570BONFYl

    San Diego, California

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