Honored beyond Honors...

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On 3 June, 2010, a beautiful memorial service was provided for John W. Finn, Lt. USN (Ret) and the first Medal of Honor Recipient of World War II, located in El Cajon, CA.

Many local San Diego Chapter Pearl Harbor Survivors were in attendance. Chapter President and Survivor of the USS West Virginia, Stu Hedley ensures John’s flag is perfect.

An honor bestowed upon me this past week still has me in disbelief. I was asked to ride the Remember Pearl Harbor Tribute Motorcycle in front of the coach carrying John W. Finn to his final resting place 45 miles east of San Diego... escorted by more than 50 Patriot Guard Riders.

Heading east on Interstate 8 with a mile of vehicles behind...

And “Full” Military Honors meant Sailors and Marines as far as the eye could see

BM3 Darren Booth carried out his duties this day in the finest traditions of the United States Navy.

Thank you once again John, for thoughts and memories that will last a life time... and as you wrote in my briefing book, I will indeed "make this book happen!"

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