Because I watch little electrical teevee I'm in debt to my friend Alan of one of the New England commissariats for word that Lt. John W. Finn, USN, (ret.) died yesterday. On Dec. 7, 1941, he left his wife's bed in Kanoehe to rush to the sound of guns at the Naval Air station.
Then-CPO Finn picked up a machine gun (presumably a Browning .30), carried it to an exposed spot on the air strip, and blazed away at Jap raiders. He was wounded several times over the course of a long battle, He survived hospitalization, and, on Sept. 15, 1942, Admiral Chester Nimitz pinned the Medal of Honor on him.
Last night, on ABC teevee, John tells me, George Stephanopolis (I'm too intellectual to be in politics.) reported that he was cited for "fighting back at the Kamikazes attacking Pearl Harbor."
EDIT: Adding that Lt. Finn was the last surviving MOH winner from Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.