By Katie Lange Department of Defense: 50 Years in the Making: Vietnam Vet to Get Medal of Honor
John L. Canley (born 1 February 1938) is a retired United States Marine and recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in January/February 1968 during the Battle of Huế. At the time of this action Canley was a Gunnery sergeant with Company A 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Canley was originally awarded the Navy Cross, but this was upgraded to the Medal of Honor which will be presented on October 17, 2018.
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