Pearl Harbor Day

The “First” Medal of Honor Winner from Pearl Harbor is still with us at the age of 100: LT. John William Finn (via the Weekly Standard). Looks like he was a Chief when Nimitz gave him the award.

Thanks to our Pearl Harbor vets.


  1. Jack Coupal says:

    I’ve been in the Army Reserve, but never in combat.

    The Weekly Standard link says he was hit more than 20 times by Japanese fighter machine gun strafing fire. I don’t understand how anyone could survive that, unless it included small shrapnel fragments and richochets.

    Any explanation for this here greenie?