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50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle
KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio

Posted on 10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marines; medalofhonor; vietnam

Sgt. Major John Canley

1 posted on 10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you Sgt. Major.


2 posted on 10/17/2018 8:28:21 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


3 posted on 10/17/2018 8:36:22 AM PDT by KDF48 (Redeemed by Christ.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


4 posted on 10/17/2018 8:37:29 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My friend, whom I have lunch with every week, was with Canley in Alpha 1/1. He's at the WH right now for the ceremony.
Man, the stories my buddy tells me make my hair stand up on end - and I'm a 'Nam vet too (arty).
Semper Fi ...
5 posted on 10/17/2018 8:37:36 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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6 posted on 10/17/2018 8:39:02 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


7 posted on 10/17/2018 8:42:57 AM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only 300 Marines. That includes Dakota Meyer, Kyle Carpenter, Jason Dunham (posthomously). Wow.


8 posted on 10/17/2018 8:43:15 AM PDT by real saxophonist (I tried to give a piece of cheese to a moose. He bit my sister instead. I need a shower.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He looks pretty good for 80 years old....................


9 posted on 10/17/2018 8:43:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Q............BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.......................)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


10 posted on 10/17/2018 9:04:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The ceremony is going to be live streamed via YouTube at 4pm.
11 posted on 10/17/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: KDF48
"Phase Line Green: The Battle for Hue, 1968"

Great book...salute those men.

12 posted on 10/17/2018 9:23:10 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His present day photo looks like he still could do some serious damage to an enemy!

BZ, Sgt Major!!


13 posted on 10/17/2018 9:41:28 AM PDT by llevrok (Vote while it's still legal.)
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LIVE - President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor.

https://youtu.be/7MYJ3fLEgY4


14 posted on 10/17/2018 12:51:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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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.


15 posted on 10/17/2018 1:02:14 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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