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John Canley Medal of Honor Ceremony

Sgt. Maj. John Canley recieves the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump in a ceremony at the White House on October 17, 2018. Canley received the Medal fifty years after his action due to a lack of accredited eyewitness testimony. Those who would have been in a position to testify on Canley's behalf had been killed in action and Canley never sought the recognition for his actions. Canley's award upgrade came largely from a thirteen year campaign, "Operation Gunny," led by fellow Marines.
Vietnam War
Images and text: National Medal of Honor Museum, 2023

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