Saturday, May 30, 2009

Photos of a Special Event: Two WWII Medal of Honor Winners

My friend Michael Joyce sent me a great post today. Here it is:

"I had the Honor of attending the Chief Petty Officers Association of the Capital District, and the USS Slater DE 766 event here in Albany, New York. Congratulations to Chief Aviation Ordinanceman John William Finn 100 Years Young and welcome Fellow Medal of Honor Recipient Francis S. Currey. I have attached photos of this Historic event. It made me feel proud that day to be in their presence! Your Friend - Michael Joyce

Welcome Aboard to John William Finn
Francis Currey & John William Finn Cut his Birthday Cake

Chief Aviation Ordinanceman 1944 – John William Finn John William Finn 2009
Sergeant Francis S. Currey Dec. 1944 Francis S. Currey 2009


TetVet68 said...

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.

(Now deceased) '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:

San Diego, California

r morris said...

Thanks for the info, TetVet