Marine Believed to Be Oldest Surviving Devil Dog From Iwo Jima Dies

Marine Believed to Be Oldest Surviving Devil Dog From Iwo Jima Dies
Western Illinois University

The reported oldest living Marine veteran from the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II died Tuesday, at the age of 103.
John Moon, who graduated in 1939 from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, was motivated to join the Corps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, his obituary says. Moon also was inspired to join the service by his football coach “Rock” Hansen.

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