30 Jan '18, 4pm

President signs bill paving way for Vietnam gunny Medal of Honor

President Trump has signed into law a bill that paves the way for Marine Gunny John Canley to receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War. Then-Gunny Canley originally was awarded the Navy Cross while serving as a company commander for the 1st Marine Regiment at the outset of the infamous Tet Offensive in 1968. Canley’s “commanding officer was gravely wounded, so then-Gunnery Sergeant Canley took immediate command of his company, directing several counter attacks over many days, advancing the war strategically, and saving many American lives,” reads a press release. In 2014, John Ligato, a private first class who served under the gunny, had approached California Congresswoman Julia Brownley to recommend Canley’s award be upgraded to the Medal of Honor. After years of review by the Defense Department and the Corps, Secr...

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