Another MoH recipricant passed on.

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    Another MoH recipricant passed on.

    Marine John McGinty, who was awarded the Metal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam, has passed on (Jan. 17, 2014). The Pearly Gates are all the better protected as of now.

    Some claim they don't make them like they used to, but present day MoH recipricants show otherwise.
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    This guy was the real deal. May he R I P.

    John J. McGinty III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The official Medal of Honor citation reads:


    Congressional Medal of Honor

    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Acting Platoon Leader, First Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 18 July 1966. Second Lieutenant (then Staff Sergeant) McGinty's platoon, which was providing rear security to protect the withdrawal of the battalion from a position which had been under attack for three days, came under heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire from an estimated enemy regiment. With each successive human wave which assaulted his thirty-two-man platoon during the four- hour battle, Second Lieutenant McGinty rallied his men to beat off the enemy. In one bitter assault, two of the squads became separated from the remainder of the platoon. With complete disregard for his safety, Second Lieutenant McGinty charged through intense automatic weapons and mortar fire to their position. Finding twenty men wounded and the medical corpsmen killed, he quickly reloaded ammunition magazines and weapons for the wounded men and directed their fire upon the enemy. Although he was painfully wounded as he moved to care for the disabled men, he continued to shout encouragement to his troops and to direct their fire so effectively that the attacking hordes were beaten off. When the enemy tried to out flank his position, he killed five of them at point-blank range with his pistol. When they again seemed on the verge of overrunning the small force, he skillfully adjusted artillery and air strikes within fifty yards of his position. This destructive fire power routed the enemy, who left an estimated 500 bodies on the battlefield. Second Lieutenant McGinty's personal heroism, indomitable leadership, selfless devotion to duty, and bold fighting spirit inspired his men to resist the repeated attacks by a fanatical enemy, reflected great credit upon himself, and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
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    R.I.P. American Hero
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    I had the honor of meeting all three of these recipients while working as a DoD Police officer in Kuwait. I printed out his award citation and he autographed it for my son.

    Semper Fi Marine. Rest in peace.
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    Rest in peace Marine.
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    RIP Lt. McGinty
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    May he Rest In Peace.
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    Rest in Peace John McGinty.
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    Finding twenty men wounded and the medical corpsmen killed, he quickly reloaded ammunition magazines and weapons for the wounded men and directed their fire upon the enemy. Although he was painfully wounded as he moved to care for the disabled men, he continued to shout encouragement to his troops and to direct their fire so effectively that the attacking hordes were beaten off. When the enemy tried to out flank his position, he killed five of them at point-blank range with his pistol. When they again seemed on the verge of overrunning the small force, he skillfully adjusted artillery and air strikes within fifty yards of his position. This destructive fire power routed the enemy, who left an estimated 500 bodies on the battlefield


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    In one of Richard Nixon's books he talked about inviting the surviving MOH holders to the White House for a ceremony. One holder sent a nasty reply back; he was definitely not a Nixon supporter.

    Nixon sent one of the Men In Black back to him with the message "you don't carry the Medal of Honor just for what you did; you carry it for all the men who did things that nobody ever saw or noted."
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    May Captain John James McGinty III R.I.P.
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    RIP Marine. God bless.

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