Rest in Peace John Moon (1916 – 2019), Oldest Known Iwo Jima Survivor – October 29, 2019

Rest in peace John Moon, oldest known Iwo Jima survivor (1916 – 2019).

I saw this a few minutes ago on – as I working on a different post.

John Moon was believed to be the oldest known surviving veteran of Iwo Jima. He served in the Marine Corps 5th Division which saw heavy fighting against the Japanese Army on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945. He fought on the island for 13 days before being wounded. He helped another injured soldier make it to a rear aid station. He was then sent back to Hawaii to recover. He was 28 at the time of the battle.

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8 Responses to Rest in Peace John Moon (1916 – 2019), Oldest Known Iwo Jima Survivor – October 29, 2019

  1. GP Cox says:

    Thank you for letting me know. He will be in Monday’s Farewell Salutes.

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  2. Pingback: Rest in Peace Lauren Bruner (1920–2019), one of the last survivors of Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona | Ups and Downs of Family History V2.0

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow much respect to those veterans of Iwo

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