Skip to comments.50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle
Posted on 10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 10/17/2018 9:45:26 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.
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Sgt. Major John Canley
Thank you Sgt. Major.
Semper fi! G 2/5. There was a Sgt. Smith in our compa y who was KIA in the last few days of the Tet/Hue battle. He didn’t look tough. He attacked the enemy enough to be a Louis Lamoure hero. He was from Oakland, California.
Awesome man! Does anyone know where to find any deeper biographical info on him? He’s someone I’d like to know, I’m sure.
In other news... John Kerry will be awarded his 4th purple heart, after blood samples taking from an old sock he wore while on duty in Vietnam showed signs of blood staining, likely from blister or some other foot malady.
Only 300 Marines. That includes Dakota Meyer, Kyle Carpenter, Jason Dunham (posthomously). Wow.
He looks pretty good for 80 years old....................
I have a family member from Omaha who served with Gunny Canly and will attend the White House ceremony today. I’ve heard the details about Hue City. It was hell.
Great book...salute those men.
His present day photo looks like he still could do some serious damage to an enemy!
BZ, Sgt Major!!
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I was in the air mobile assault that took back the racetrack in Saigon Cholon district then the cholon house to house Tet battle. From what I’ve read and heard from gyrenes, Saigon was a cake walk compared to Hue . Semper Fi. Marines.
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