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Old 03-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #21
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Lieutenant John William Finn, USN Ret.

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For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service, and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on the Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay, on 7 December 1941, Lieutenant Finn promptly secured and manned a 50-caliber machine gun mounted on an instruction stand in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp, which was under heavy enemy machine-gun strafing fire. Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man this gun and to return the enemy's fire vigorously and with telling effect throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. It was only by specific orders that he was persuaded to leave his post to seek medical attention. Following first-aid treatment, although obviously suffering much pain and moving with great difficulty, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning planes. His extraordinary heroism and conduct in this action were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Mr. Finn still lives near the Campo Indian Reservation of the Kumeyaay Nation, and was very involved with area youth over the decades, he is highly respected by all, now 100 years old.

Below, Finn, at 99, smiles as he is honored on Veterans Day at the Golden Acorn Casino on Campo Indian Reservation . Many local veterans paid their quiet respects to Finn with handshakes and hugs.


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Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Home of record: Anderson Township, Ohio


Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Chief Warrant Officer Five David F. Cooper, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on 27 November 2006, while serving with Headquarters Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), during combat operations against an armed enemy during aerial flight as an AH-6 Flight Lead Pilot for the Joint Task Force in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Without regard for his personal safety, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cooper continued to provide effective fires for the Joint Task Force ground forces despite the presence of effective enemy fire. His actions destroyed several enemy positions, which prevented the ground forces from sustaining heavy casualties and allowed them to hold their position. His superb actions in flight, especially at one point as the lone air support aircraft under terrific enemy fire, contributed greatly to the mission success. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Cooper's distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Joint Task Force and the United States Army.

Action Date: 27-Nov-06

Service: Army

Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 5

Company: Headquarters Company

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Marine Lance Cpl. Alejandro J. Yazzie

Died February 16, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
23, of Rock Point, Ariz.; assigned to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Navajo lance corporal killed in Afghanistan

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Marine from the small Navajo community of Rock Point has died in Afghanistan, community members and the Department of Defense say.

The remains of Lance Cpl. Alejandro Yazzie, 23, arrived Thursday at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

Yazzie, assigned to the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, died Tuesday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, according to a Defense Department release.

Tribal officials say Yazzie was a 2004 graduate of Rock Point High School and is survived by his parents, three brothers, a sister and his grandmother.

No additional details on his history of service were immediately available.

According to tribal statistics, 11 Navajos serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan have been killed.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


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Marines: 1179
Air Force: 96
Navy: 149
Army: 3904
Coast Guard: 1
Air National Guard: 1

Total: 5330



Deaths by Age

18-22: 2416
23-28: 1803
28-35: 1089
35-45: 637
45+: 117


Deaths by Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 4355
Operation Enduring Freedom: 1001
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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lance Corporal Mark A. Camp, United States Marine Corps (Reserve), for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Automatic Rifleman, First Platoon, Company L, Third Battalion, Twenty-Fifth Marines, Regimental Combat Team 2, SECOND Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from 8 to 11 May 2005. During an assault in New Ubaydi, Iraq, an enemy ambush seriously wounded four members of Lance Corporal Camp's squad and trapped two of them in a courtyard. Leaving his covered position, he engaged the enemy at point-blank range with his M-249 machine gun, thereby allowing one injured Marine to be pulled to cover. Lance Corporal Camp then joined a Marine in a frontal assault of the ambush site, forcing two insurgents from the rear of the house and into friendly fire, and permitting the recovery of the injured Marine. As the assault to clear the house continued, armor-piercing rounds were fired from a hidden bunker beneath the floorboards, mortally wounding another Marine. Lance Corporal Camp refused to leave the building without the fallen Marine, and twice braved intense machine gun fire while attempting to recover the fallen Marine's remains. On 11 May, an improvised explosive device destroyed Lance Corporal Camp's amphibious assault vehicle, killing or wounding all 17 Marines trapped inside the vehicle, only to be thrown out of the vehicle from a secondary explosion. Receiving additional shrapnel wounds, yet undeterred, Lance Corporal Camp returned to the burning vehicle and pulled a Marine to safety. By his bold leadership, wise judgment, and complete dedication to duty, Lance Corporal Camp reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: May 8 - 11, 2005

Service: Marine Corps Reserve

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 25th Marines, RCT 2

Division: 2d Marine Division, II MEF
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Date of birth: 20-Nov-08
Date of death: November 14, 1942
Place of Birth: Woodruff, Kansas
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For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Colonel Harold William "Indian Joe" Bauer (MCSN: 0-4534), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous courage in aerial combat above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Squadron Commander and a Pilot of Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED TWELVE (VMF-212) Marine Air Group TWENTY-THREE (MAG-23), FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing, in the South Pacific Area during the period 10 May to 14 November 1942. Volunteering to pilot a fighter plane in defense of our positions on Guadalcanal, Lieutenant Colonel Bauer participated in two air battles against enemy bombers and fighters outnumbering our force more than two-to-one, boldly engaged the enemy and destroyed one Japanese bomber in the engagement of 28 September and shot down four enemy fighter planes in flames on 3 October, leaving a fifth smoking badly. After successfully leading 26 planes on an over-water ferry flight of more than 600 miles on 16 October, Lieutenant Colonel Bauer, while circling to land, sighted a squadron of enemy planes attacking the U.S.S. McFarland. Undaunted by the formidable opposition and with valor above and beyond the call of duty, he engaged the entire squadron and, although alone and his fuel supply nearly exhausted, fought his plane so brilliantly that four of the Japanese planes were destroyed before he was forced down by lack of fuel. His intrepid fighting spirit and distinctive ability as a leader and an airman, exemplified in his splendid record of combat achievement, were vital factors in the successful operations in the South Pacific Area.

Action Date: May 10 - November 14, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-212)

Regiment: Marine Air Group 23 (MAG-23)

Division: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
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Date of birth: 13-Feb-29

Date of death: September 4, 1967

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York

Home of record: Staten Island, New York

Status: KIA


Medal of Honor

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For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Lieutenant (Chaplain) Vincent Robert Capodanno (NSN: 0-656197), United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Chaplain of the Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Forces, in connection with operations against enemy forces in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 4 September 1967. In response to reports that the 2d Platoon of M Company was in danger of being overrun by a massed enemy assaulting force, Lieutenant Capodanno left the relative safety of the company command post and ran through an open area raked with fire, directly to the beleaguered platoon. Disregarding the intense enemy small-arms, automatic-weapons, and mortar fire, he moved about the battlefield administering last rites to the dying and giving medical aid to the wounded. When an exploding mortar round inflicted painful multiple wounds to his arms and legs, and severed a portion of his right hand, he steadfastly refused all medical aid. Instead, he directed the corpsmen to help their wounded comrades and, with calm vigor, continued to move about the battlefield as he provided encouragement by voice and example to the valiant marines. Upon encountering a wounded corpsman in the direct line of fire of an enemy machine gunner positioned approximately 15 yards away, Lieutenant Capodanno rushed in a daring attempt to aid and assist the mortally wounded corpsman. At that instant, only inches from his goal, he was struck down by a burst of machinegun fire. By his heroic conduct on the battlefield, and his inspiring example, Lieutenant Capodanno upheld the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.

Action Date: 4-Sep-67

Service: Naval Reserve

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Chaplain (Attached)

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein) FMF (Attached)
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Date of birth: 27-Sep-48

Date of death: July 4, 1967

Place of Birth: Wellsville, Ohio

Home of record: Cleveland, Ohio

Status: KIA


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For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private First Class Melvin Earl Newlin (MCSN: 2229466), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machine gunner attached to the First Platoon, Company F, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, on 3 and 4 July 1967, in action against armed enemy forces in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Newlin, with four other Marines, was manning a key position on the perimeter of the Nong Son outpost when the enemy launched a savage and well coordinated mortar and infantry assault, seriously wounding him and killing his four comrades. Propping himself against his machinegun, he poured a deadly accurate stream of fire into the charging ranks of the Viet Cong. Though repeatedly hit by small-arms fire, he twice repelled enemy attempts to overrun his position. During the third attempt, a grenade explosion wounded him again and knocked him to the ground unconscious. The Viet Cong guerrillas, believing him dead, bypassed him and continued their assault on the main force. Meanwhile, Private First Class Newlin regained consciousness, crawled back to his weapon, and brought it to bear on the rear of the enemy, causing havoc and confusion among them. Spotting the enemy attempting to bring a captured 106 recoilless weapon to bear on other Marine positions, he shifted his fire, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and preventing them from firing the captured weapon. He then shifted his fire back to the primary enemy force, causing the enemy to stop their assault on the Marine bunkers and to once again attack his machinegun position. Valiantly fighting off two more enemy assaults, he firmly held his ground until mortally wounded. Private First Class Newlin had single-handedly broken up and disorganized the entire enemy assault force, causing them to lose momentum and delaying them long enough for his fellow Marines to organize a defense and beat off their secondary attack. His indomitable courage, fortitude, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death reflect great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

Action Date: July 03 & 4, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company F

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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Died February 27, 2006 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

26, of New York City; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Feb. 27 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol in Baghdad.


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The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Mark L. Donald, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism as Medical Officer assigned to a Joint Operational Unit conducting combat operations against Al Qaida and Taliban enemy forces in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, in October 2003. Lieutenant Donald was part of a multi-vehicle mounted patrol ambushed by extremely heavy fire from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. When two rocket-propelled grenades exploded immediately in front of his vehicle, Lieutenant Donald exited the vehicle and began returning fire. While under heavy and continuous machine gun fire he pulled the wounded Afghan commander to relative safety behind the vehicle's engine block. He left his position, completely exposing himself to the small arms fire, and pulled a wounded American trapped behind the steering wheel to cover behind the vehicle. He covered the wounded with his own body while returning fire and providing care. In the process, multiple bullets passed through his clothing and equipment. Identifying wounded Afghan personnel in the two lead vehicles, Lieutenant Donald moved to their aid under heavy fire and began medical treatment. After treating the wounded, he took charge of an Afghan squad in disarray, deployed them to break the ambush, and continued to treat numerous critically injured personnel, while arranging for their prompt medical evacuation. That afternoon, while sweeping an area of earlier action, a U.S./Afghan element was ambushed by a platoon-sized enemy force near Lieutenant Donald's position. Knowing personnel were gravely wounded, Lieutenant Donald without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety ran 200 meters between opposing forces exposing him to withering and continuous heavy machine gun and small arms fire to render medical treatment to two wounded personnel, one Afghan and one American. He placed himself between the casualties and the extremely heavy enemy fire now directed at him and began emergency medical treatment. Still under intense enemy fire, wounded by shrapnel, and knowingly within dangerously close range of attacking U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter rockets, he organized the surviving Afghan soldiers and led a 200 meter fighting withdrawal to friendly positions. Lieutenant Donald coordinated the medical evacuation of wounded soldiers and withdrew overland back to base before treating his own wounds. By his heroic display of decisive and tenacious leadership, unyielding courage in the face of constant enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, Lieutenant Donald reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 25-Oct-03

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Division: Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Team
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Date of birth: 2-Jul-24

Date of death: November 5, 1950

Burial Location: Black River Falls, WI

Place of Birth: Hatfield, Wisconsin

Home of record: Merrillan, Wisconsin

Status: KIA


Awarded posthumously for actions during the Korean War

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud (ASN: 16299515), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action while serving with Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Chonghyon, Korea, on 5 November 1950. From his position on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post, Corporal Red Cloud was the first to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up he delivered devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense. With utter fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing assistance he pulled himself to his feet and wrapping his arm around a tree continued his deadly fire again, until he was fatally wounded. This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded. Corporal Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 26 (April 25, 1951)

Action Date: 5-Nov-50

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company E

Regiment: 19th Infantry Regiment

Division: 24th Infantry Division
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April 29, 2010

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Sergeant Able was Flight Engineer and a member of the most decorated air crew in history. On this volunteer mission Captain Jay Zeamer (pilot) and navigator Lieutenant Raymond Sarnoski received the Medal of Honor (Sarnoski posthumously.) All seven additional members of the crew were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. These awards were in addition to several Purple Hearts and numerous other awards to Jay Zeamer's "Eager Beavers" both before this mission, and in subsequent actions.
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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Johnnie J. Able, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Flight Engineer of a B-17 Heavy Bomber in the 65th Bombardment Squadron, 43d Bombardment Group (H), FIFTH Air Force, in aerial action against enemy forces on 16 June 1943, during a Photo-Reconnaissance air mission over Bougainville Island. Sergeant Able was a member of a volunteer bomber crew which undertook an important and dangerous photo mapping mission over the heavily defended enemy base at Buka. Just before the photographing was completed, about twenty enemy fighters attacked. The bomber was extensively damaged and five of the crew were seriously wounded. After a forty-five minute running fight, in which five enemy planes were destroyed and two damaged, the bomber was flown safely to its base five hundred and eighty miles away. Sergeant Able showed admirable skill and determined courage on this voluntary mission, which secured information of great value in subsequent operations. The courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Able on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 5th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 66 (1943)

Action Date: 16-Jun-43

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Sergeant

Company: 65th Bombardment Squadron

Regiment: 43d Bombardment Group (H)

Division: 5th Air Force
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Lieutenant John William Finn, USN Ret.

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For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service, and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on the Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay, on 7 December 1941, Lieutenant Finn promptly secured and manned a 50-caliber machine gun mounted on an instruction stand in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp, which was under heavy enemy machine-gun strafing fire. Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man this gun and to return the enemy's fire vigorously and with telling effect throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks and with complete disregard for his own personal safety. It was only by specific orders that he was persuaded to leave his post to seek medical attention. Following first-aid treatment, although obviously suffering much pain and moving with great difficulty, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning planes. His extraordinary heroism and conduct in this action were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Mr. Finn still lives near the Campo Indian Reservation of the Kumeyaay Nation, and was very involved with area youth over the decades, he is highly respected by all, now 100 years old.

Below, Finn, at 99, smiles as he is honored on Veterans Day at the Golden Acorn Casino on Campo Indian Reservation . Many local veterans paid their quiet respects to Finn with handshakes and hugs.
Funeral is Thursday for Medal of Honor recipient John Finn

Funeral is Thursday for Medal of Honor recipient John Finn
A funeral service for Medal of Honor recipient John Finn, who died Thursday in Chula Vista at age 100, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Service, 684 S. Mollison Ave. in El Cajon. A viewing is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the same location. Burial will be in the Campo Indian Reservation cemetery.
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“I know this sounds corny, but on December 7, I was just doing my duty and what I had been trained and paid to do since I was 17 years old,” he said in his 1984 San Diego Union interview.

Finn left the Navy as a lieutenant in 1947 after 21 years of active duty, and in 1956 he and his wife, Alice, settled in Live Oak Springs on a 90-acre ranch. He had a salvage business and spent a few years raising cattle, but in his later years he spent much of his time traveling to Medal of Honor conventions and other military events.

John William Finn was born July 27, 1909, in Los Angeles and enlisted in the Navy in 1926. Finn and his wife, who died in 1998, raised a son and several nephews and took in several children from the Campo Indian Reservation during their years in East County.

“He helped our people survive when our world was in turmoil and going through a changing process,” said Monique LaChappa, Campo tribal chairwoman. One of her uncles was among those helped by the Finns. “Some of the older elders would tell about how (the Finns) would feed our people. He was part of our survival. He understood us — not that he felt sorry for us, but he understood us.”

Finn is survived by a son, Joseph, of Lakeside; and several nieces and nephews.

A public viewing will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at El Cajon-Lakeside-Santee Mortuary and Cremation Service in El Cajon. A public service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary, 684 Mollison Ave. Private burial will follow, conducted by the Campo Indian Tribal Council and with full military honors. Per Finn’s wishes, it will be at the Campo Reservation cemetery, where his wife is buried.

The family suggests donations in memory of John Finn to the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen.
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"So we will never forget the great cost of liberty. We freely enjoy our liberty,but just because it is free to us does not mean it came to us at no cost.
In the Revolutionary war 33,000 soldiers died;in the War of1812 7,000 soldiers died; in the Mexican War 13,000 perished;during the Civil war 980,000 men died; in the Spanish-American War4,000 died; in Word War I 320,000 U.S. soldiers gave their lives;in World War II 1,078,00 died; in the Korean War 157,000 soldiers perished;during the Vietnam War 111,000 of our men died; in the Gulf War there were700; and in the War in Iraq there have been over 2,000 deaths [as of 2005]. A total of these figures reveals that there have been over 2,700,000 U.S. soldiers who died over the past two centuries fighting for our country's freedom and liberty."

Pastor Steve Lacy, The Brook Church in Madison. AL May 29 th 2005

Let us not forget those who defend our lives,our rights,our freedoms which are more numerous than we realize.

I Will lift up mine eyes to the hills,from whence cometh my help.My help cometh from th Lord,which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
behold, he that keeepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy protector upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day ,nor the moon by night.
The lord shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


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Services for Lt. John Finn

Lt. John Finn Laid to Rest next to his Wife Alice at Campo Indian Reservation Cemetary June 3, 2010

Family and friends bid farewell to John Finn - SignOnSanDiego.com

Sailors performed a 21-gun salute and a single bugler played taps as Finn’s flag-draped casket was carried to its final resting place. Fighter jets flew overhead in a missing-man formation.

A Navy honor guard lifted the flag from the casket and folded it into a triangle. Then Branch presented it to Joseph Finn, John and Alice’s son.

Finn chose to be buried at the tribal cemetery — where his wife of 67 years is also at rest — as a nod to his longtime bond with the Indians of East County.

After retiring from the Navy as a lieutenant in 1947 after 21 years of active-duty service, he and Alice settled in Live Oak Springs on a 90-acre ranch.

With just one child of their own, the couple decided to take in the five boys from nearby tribes.

“He helped a lot of people, not just on the reservation,” said Nicholas Elliott, who, at 13, was the first local Indian boy to join the Finn household.

Thanks to their help, Elliott, now 64, finished high school and joined the Army. His brother, Leroy, recalls that local Indians were struggling financially when the family arrived. Finn knew that and would go to the reservations and offer to buy used machinery at above-market prices.

“When he first arrived, we didn’t know about what he’d done” in World War II, Leroy Elliott recalled. “All we knew was he was a good man and had a good heart.”

Singers and dancers from four East County reservations gave Finn a traditional native send-off at the cemetery, where as many as 500 people gathered.

“It is an honor to have him in our cemetery,” said Leroy Elliott, now the Manzanita tribal chairman. “It was an honor for us to know him.”

The day’s events showed the multiple facets of Finn’s life: the military hero, the tribal friend and the private man who enjoyed tinkering with machines at his ranch while wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots.

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Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient John Finn's Funeral
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