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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Medal of Honor

In my print column in the Coeur d'Alene Press there's more about these two very special North Idaho residents, Vernon Baker and Tom Norris. Coeur d'Alene was the birth place of perhaps one of the most famous Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. But to have two of fewer than 100 surviving Medal of Honor recipients from WWII and Vietnam living in North Idaho is quite an honor for us all.

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TetVet68 said...

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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.

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Songwraith said...

I agree. That is an exceptional honor.