Vietnam Medal of Honor Marine dies after ‘decade’s long battle’ with cancer By Andrea Scott May 12, 10:40 AM President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley on Oct. 17, 2018. Canley was the 300th Marine to receive the nation's highest military medal. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley died Wednesday after a “decade’s long battle with cancer,” according to the Marine Corps.
Born Dec. 20, 1937, in Caledonia, Arkansas, Canley was 84 years old. He had enlisted in the Corps in 1953 and retired as a sergeant major in 1981, with three deployments to Vietnam.
SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL May he Rest In Peace... ..."His legacy will live on with the 90,000-ton expeditionary sea base John L. Canley, which is preparing for its christening in San Diego on June 25, the Corps said. It will be forward-deployed to the Western Pacific."
Thanks For The Information Joe. During Most Of His Time In The Service, Blacks Weren't Recognized As Much As Others For Their Achievements.. It's Quite Shameful That It Took All These Years Before The Metal Was Presented To Him. Never Should Have Happened.