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Regular Meetings Are Held at the Sleepy Hollow Senior Center
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ONE OF THE HEROES OF THE BATTLE OF HUE CITY, THEN
GUNNERY SGT. JOHN CANLEY
WAS NOTIFIED JULY 9 BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT HE
WOULD BE RECEIVING THE
MEDAL OF HONOR – AN UPGRADE FOR HIS NAVY CROSS.
I POSTED HIS NAVY CROSS CITATION BELOW.
SEMPER FIDELIS AND HOORAHH GUNNY. – JOHN KELLY

CANLEY, JAMES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States
takes pleasure in presenting
the Navy Cross to James L. Canley (1455946), Gunnery Sergeant,
U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as
Company Gunnery Sergeant of Company A, First Battalion, First
Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force,
during operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam
from 31 January to 6 February 1968. On 31 January, when his
company came under a heavy volume of enemy fire near the city of
Hue, Gunnery Sergeant Canley rushed across the fire-swept terrain
and carried several wounded Marines to safety. Later, with the
company commander seriously wounded, Gunnery Sergeant Canley
assumed command and immediately reorganized his scattered
Marines, moving from one group to another to advise and
encourage his men. Although sustaining shrapnel wounds during this
period, he nonetheless established a base of fire which
subsequently allowed the company to break through the enemy
strongpoint. Retaining command of the company for the following
three days, Gunnery Sergeant Canley on 4 February led his men
into an enemy-occupied building in Hue. Despite fierce enemy
resistance, he succeeded in gaining a position immediately above
the enemy strongpoint and dropped a large satchel charge into the
position, personally accounting for numerous enemy killed, and
forcing the others to vacate the building. On 6 February, when his
unit sustained numerous casualties while attempting to capture a
government building, Gunnery Sergeant Canley lent words of
encouragement to his men and exhorted them to greater efforts as
they drove the enemy from its fortified emplacement. Although
wounded once again during this action, on two occasions he leaped
a wall in full view of the enemy, picked up casualties, and carried
them to covered positions. By his dynamic leadership, courage, and
selfless dedication, Gunnery Sergeant Canley contributed greatly to
the accomplishment of his company's mission and upheld the
highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States
Naval Service.
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals
Home Town: Little Rock, Arkansas

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honor-marine-hue-city-heroism.html