Dimensions: Life-Size Bust
Edition: Open Edition
Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 8 inches
This bust of Chief Petty Officer John Finn of the US Navy was installed on the USS John Finn, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, commissioned July 15, 2016 at Pearl Harbor. Chief Finn showed magnificent courage in the face of almost certain death during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
As a Chief Aviation Ordnanceman, he manned a .50 caliber machine gun from an exposed position throughout the attack, despite being repeatedly wounded. Later, 15 Medals of Honor were awarded for acts of heroism. 14 of those were for rescue actions, but Chief Finn was the only person awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat, and one of only 4 awardees to survive the war.