Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Oldest Iwo Jima veteran reports to final muster

Semper fi:
MACOMB, Ill. — The oldest known surviving Marine from the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II has died.
John Moon, of Macomb, passed away earlier this week, Western Illinois University confirmed. He was 103 years old.
Ave atque vale.

Hat tip: The Queen Of The World.


Aesop said...

And when he gets to Heaven,
to St. Peter he will tell:
"Another Marine reporting, Sir,
I've served my time in Hell."

Rest easy, Leatherneck.
We've got the watch.

Unknown said...

In March-April 1945 my Dad was an Army Air Corp fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs from Iwo Jima, escorting B-29's to the Japanese home islands.

The Marines saved his life on the night of March 26, 1945 when the pilots were attacked by 200-300 suicidal Japanese.

Thank you, Marines.

Don in Oregon