Close

Current Conditions
69 ° Partly Cloudy

Login | Subscribe
Loading.... Please Wait.

Hamburg resident receives World War II medals

After waiting almost 68 years, U.S. Navy veteran Clayton "Doc" John, of Hamburg, was presented the World War II medals he earned.
Clayton “Doc” John, 87, of Hamburg, was surprised Friday, Sept. 28, when Congressman Brian Higgins arrived at Autumn View and presented him with six service medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 during World War II.

 He was a seaman first class, who served in the Invasion of Normandy as part of a four-person crew on a “Landing Ship Tank,” and also was the ship’s pharmacist mate, which earned him his nickname “Doc.” John, grew up in Old Forge, Pa. and worked in the coal mines before coming to Western New York to work in the steel mill. He retired from Bethlehem Steel after 34 years of service. 

Through the efforts of John’s family and Higgin’s office, he received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with one bronze star, Combat Action Ribbon, Discharge Button and Honorable Service Lapel Pin.
 “I can’t believe I finally got them, I never thought I’d see these,” John said.
ADD A COMMENT

You must be signed in to comment.

Click Here to create a Free Account

Click here to Sign in

Subject
Comments
Submit

Be the first to Comment
Join thesunnews.net's mailing list.
Email:
For Email Marketing you can trust