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Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:55:05 PM »
Marine veteran John Canley, now 80 and a retired sergeant major, received the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during the Vietnam War 50 years ago.


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Re: Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 09:48:49 AM »
I was in the USN for 20 years; there have been several Marines who were rather influential in my life. 

I recall one elderly Marine I was shooting with at the Wheeler AF rifle range.  He was one of the advisers in Vietnam who was doing a bit more than advising.  He and his friends were worried about how their leaders were going to react.  Then one day they got a message from JFK.  It said in part; "It has come to my attention that some of my advisers in Vietnam are fighting along side our Vietnamese allies.  I have one thing to say about this; don't miss."  He was happy to hear that message.
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