Rest in peace John Moon, oldest known Iwo Jima survivor (1916 – 2019).
I saw this a few minutes ago on Legacy.com – http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/notable-deaths/article/john-moon-1916-2019-oldest-known-surviving-veteran-of 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.