First Medal of Honor Recipient in WW2 was John W. Finn for actions at Pearl Harbor 1941

#Onthisday 1941 US base Pearl Harbour was attacked by Japan. John W. Finn was awarded the first Medal of Honor of WW2 for firing a machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being severely wounded. Finn’s grandparents were from Galway.

#Ireland #History

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