such as this are growing more and more scarce.
John Finn, Frank Currey and Nick Oresko are members of an exclusive club that tends to shrink when the nation isn’t at war. And of the less than 100 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, Finn is the most exclusive of all, as he nears his 100th birthday.
Finn is the oldest living honoree, a Navy veteran awarded the medal for his actions during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Had the honor of meeting the man a few months ago. Lovely family, lovelier man. Like most of the MOH winners I’ve met, very humble. Thankful for the recognition, but it was “just doing [their] job.”
Considering the times we’re in, the country could use a few more selfless heroes to hold up as shining examples.
Read his story here.