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Title: Trump Granting 'Totally Fearless' Vietnam War Hero Medal of Honor After He Was Denied 10 Times
Source: ijr.com
URL Source: https://ijr.com/ijr-red/2018/07/111 ... etnam-war-hero-medal-of-honor/
Published: Jul 21, 2018
Post Date: 2018-07-21 20:38:25 by Gatlin
Keywords: None
Views: 463
Comments: 13

Trump Granting 'Totally Fearless' Vietnam War Hero Medal of Honor After He Was Denied 10 Times

Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart for his exemplary work in the military.

But that wasn't good enough for his fellow Marines who spent nearly 15 years pushing for him to receive the nation's highest military honor: the Medal of Honor.

“You followed him because he was a true leader — something you need in life-and-death situations,” John Ligato, a Marine who fought with Canley in Vietnam, told Military.com.


Although Ligato said he gave up at times to get Canley the Medal of Honor, he and his fellow 1st Battalion Marines endured more than 10 rejections.

“The Medal of Honor was rejected 10 times — never on the merits of what he did, it was always procedural,” he said.

“The irony is he's one of the most deserved Medal of Honor recipients ever in the history of our country,” Ligato said of Canley, whom he also described as “totally fearless.”

Canley, according to Stars and Stripes, jumped into a leadership position while serving as a gunnery sergeant.

With his commander seriously injured, Canley took over his fellow Marines during one of the Vietnam War's bloodiest battles and neutralized enemy combatants during a weeklong siege.

During that time, Canley suffered several injuries as well but was able to rescue injured Marines. He reportedly saved countless lives.

The Marines Catch a Break With a California Congresswoman

When Defense Secretary James Mattis reviewed Canley's file in 2017, he recognized the retired the Marine's accomplishments but noted that Medal of Honor recipients had a short, five-year time frame for receiving the award after their particular achievement.

Mattis' review came after one of the Marines reached out to the congresswoman who represented Canley's district in California.

Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Calif.) helped get the Department of Defense's review and eventually passed a resolution allowing Canley to receive the award despite the fact that Canley's achievements occurred 50 years ago.


President Donald Trump, who signed the resolution, personally called Canley, 80, in early July to tell him he would receive the award his friends sought for him for so many years.

“He told me that it was OK to let my Marines know that I would be receiving the Medal of Honor,” Canley told Military.com. “He thanked me for my service and also wanted to thank my Marines for their service.”

Despite the extraordinary nature of the honor, Canley maintained a level of modesty when asked about it.

“It's more about them than me,” he told the Ventura County Star. “This is about the young Marines that sacrificed so much. I just happened to be their leader.”

In a video posted by the Ventura County Star, Canley described how important it was for leaders to consider the people in their ranks. Watch: Video on the link above.

“To me, being a leader is about taking care of your people. If you do that, they will take care of you and you don't have to worry about the mission,” he said.

He added that regardless of whether a leader was in the military or not, they should always remember that.

“People, subordinates, have problems,” he said. “You must do everything that you can within your power to alleviate that problem.”

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#1. To: Gatlin (#0)

" Trump Granting 'Totally Fearless' Vietnam War Hero Medal of Honor After He Was Denied 10 Times "

That is absolutely wonderful news !!!! And it is looooooong overdue !!!!

Congratulations Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley on receiving the award you so richly earned !!! Our nation is so honored to have had you serve in the Corps !!!

Semper Fi !!!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

AMERICA! Designed by geniuses. Now run by idiots.

Stoner  posted on  2018-07-21   20:50:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: Gatlin (#0)

Sounds like this man deserved it. BZ.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-07-21   22:09:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Vicomte13 (#2) (Edited)

Sounds like this man deserved it. BZ.
He probably does based on the fact that he was awarded the Navy Cross

While we are on the point of awards, I do believe it’s time to reform the Pentagon’s award system when it is now hard to tell war heroes from paper-pushers when EVERYBODY gets so MANY dumb ribbons any more.

This picture is a kook with Stolen Valor, but it does point to where thing are going.

This picture is definitely for real.

Times have changed …

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   0:51:22 ET  (3 images) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#4. To: Gatlin (#3)

I never saw that many rows of ribbons worn before. It sort of looks ridiculous.

nolu chan  posted on  2018-07-22   1:04:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#5. To: nolu chan (#4)

I edited my post….check back for the link.

The first picture is a Stolen Valor kook.

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   1:17:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#6. To: nolu chan (#4)

The second picture.

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   1:19:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#7. To: Gatlin (#3)

That top picture reminds me of AF air crews! Getting all kinds of awards, medals and ribbons just for putting on a flight suit and stretching out on a leather couch in the alert facility and watching I Love Lucy reruns on the big screen plasma all night, but never actually flying anywhere near harms way. Go figure.

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2018-07-22   19:19:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#8. To: CZ82 (#7)

Yep, you sure prove that warped minds do have weird illusions.

Optical Illusions: When Your Brain Can't Believe Your Eyes

I guess you aren’t having any luck finding any of those photos of McCain with members of the Muslim Brotherhood that Stoner said was all over the Web. Eh?

You still keep at it….ya hear.

In the meantime, I will keep LMAO …

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   19:50:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#9. To: Gatlin (#8)

I guess you aren’t having any luck finding any of those photos of McCain with members of the Muslim Brotherhood that Stoner said was all over the Web. Eh?

Why would I still be looking the one was sufficient to prove the point?

Oh wait, I know the Great Gatlin has "proclaimed" all photos of McCumstain and any Muslims/Middle Easterners/Muslim Brotherhood members to be bullschitt, silly me. And on top of that claiming he never voted for McCumstain even though he's your senator. lol Which makes you wonder who did you vote for (since you claim to be Conservative but have posting habits which scream leftard) the Dim candidate or a write in like Lucy Ricardo or Minny Mouse?

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2018-07-22   20:00:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#10. To: Gatlin (#8) (Edited)

Yep, you sure prove that warped minds do have weird illusions.

So is that you in the first picture?

Oh wait they would never allow such a lowly airman be a part of a supersonic bomber flight crew now would they? Only spoiled little officers, right?

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2018-07-22   20:01:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#11. To: CZ82 (#9)

I guess you aren’t having any luck finding any of those photos of McCain with members of the Muslim Brotherhood that Stoner said was all over the Web. Eh?

Why would I still be looking the one was sufficient to prove the point?

Nah, you tried unsuccessfully to pass off the Executive Director of the SETF and being a member of the Muslin Brotherhood.

That didn’t work and I proved there were NO members of the Muslim Brotherhood with McCain in that picture.

Has “denial” always been a problem with you?

Now, keep looking for photos of McCain with member os the Muslim Brotherhood and report back IF you can ever find one….which I definitely know that yo cannot.

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   20:13:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#12. To: CZ82 (#10)


Off topic and not relevant
to the current discussion.

Gatlin  posted on  2018-07-22   20:14:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#13. To: Gatlin (#11)

You know I'm curious as to why you drug this subject over to this thread when you can't prove you're correct?

"If" you did any research at all you would have found articles leaving out any ties to TMB (The Muslim Brotherhood) and ones that do tie him to TMB. Since most of what your read on the internet is second, third or fourth hand information at best what makes you think the articles that omit any ties to the TMB are accurate and the ones that do tie him to them are inaccurate?

The only accurate information is firsthand/personal experience information and there doesn't seem to be any available here. So taking those rumors/articles to be gospel is actually kinda foolish, don't you agree??? (My guess is you don't, but anyway)...

Me personally I could give a flying rats ass as to if he is or isn't a member of the TMB, because it doesn't effect me one way on another. All I know is it annoys the living hell out of you and that's the best part :)

Now if you want to continue your never ending version of Carnac the Magnificent then please go right ahead and do so. I would imagine the rest of the posters will appreciate the comic relief, bta they may appreciate silence more.

You may have the last word since it's obvious you need to have it, cool??

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2018-07-23   9:36:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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