John Moon

Apr 3, 1916 – Oct 29, 2019 (Age 103)


John Moon, believed to be the oldest known surviving veteran of Iwo Jima, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was 103. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Semper Fi Marine. I lived in McComb in 1950-53 while my father fought in the Korean War. I am a VietNam Marine 1966-67 with First Marine Division. Thank you for your service and may God always bless you and your family.

Thank You for your service Mr. Moon.

An honor to have been your friend!

Thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace.

Thank you for your service. Your service honors us. Condolences to the Moon family.

I did not know Mr.Moon, but one do not have to know him to say Sir: Thank You!, Thank You!, Thank you!. Although all service men and women who served our country are heroes. But I have special respect for the second War vets. December 7, 1941 I was ten years old and I remembered all the youth even 16 years old line up through America to be volunteers and fight for our freedom. My oldest brother was one it, unfortunate he did not return. Sir, I do not have words to "thank you"...

Deepest sympathy to the Moon Family.

Thank you for your service to our country, and for being one of the greatest generation ever.

God's Speed.

M. Kosh
Ft. Myers, Fl.

I was deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. In 2010, I had the pleasure of meeting and Interviewing this Gentleman while a student at WIU. I read the story often and still cry. I, was HONORED to Present Him with a Plaque with My Brothers, from the WIU Veteran's Club for Our Appreciation for his SELFLESS Sacrifice for His Country. Godspeed John