John L. Canley

John Lee Canley (December 20, 1937 – May 11, 2022) was a United States Marine and a recipient of the United States military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his 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 was presented on October 17, 2018.

John Canley
Canley in 2018
Born(1937-12-20)December 20, 1937
Caledonia, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedMay 11, 2022(2022-05-11) (aged 84)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Buried
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1953–1981
RankSergeant major
Unit1st Battalion, 1st Marines
Battles/wars
AwardsMedal of Honor
Bronze Star Medal with "V" device
Purple Heart

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